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Loaves & Fishes Blog

35 Years of Multiplying Miracles

In 1975 a retired secretary named Virginia Sampson, was concerned about hungry people in Charlotte. At that time there were no soup kitchens, no shelters, no where for hungry people to go and get food. Virginia rallied 4 or 5 close friends and neighbors and organized the first Lo... read more

That’s the Glory of Love

Ever had someone say something that reminds you of an old song? Then you can’t get the words (the ones you remember) out of your head. That happened to me last week. A sweet young woman was volunteering at our office. She was obviously handicapped but was so willing and eag... read more

A Simple Birthday

A box of cake mix; who would have known how important it would be?  I came into the office, hit the button on the answering machine and there she was.  The voice sounded young to me, well spoken but a little broken up.  She told about going to a Loaves & Fishes pantry to p... read more

We Walk Because They Walk!

For the past 22 years I have spent one Sunday afternoon in October, while trudging some unfamiliar streets in uptown Charlotte, considering what it would be like not to have running water. A flashback to the days following Hurricane Hugo? No, something much more positive - The Gr... read more

Did you have dinner and breakfast?

The Children’s Pastor at my church this past Sunday asked a group of 3 – 8 year olds “How many of you had dinner last night and breakfast this morning?” It was interesting to see their reactions. Was it a trick question? What in the world did that have to do with churc... read more

Blessings of Simple Joys

Over this past summer my six year old granddaughter discovered one of the simple joys of life. Every Saturday morning we snap a mess of beans together. She has become quite adept at spotting the longest and fattest bean – much more fun than short and skinny. She inspects eac... read more