Loaves & Fishes Blog

I was shocked by the story the numbers told – Poverty vs. Deep Poverty in Mecklenburg Co.

I was shocked by the story the numbers told.  They were numbers I have reviewed over and over, just organized differently in the new Census report formats. With 3.6% of the population unemployed in 2019, there were 111,183 people in Mecklenburg County living at or below the p... read more

The World Shut Down and Our Work Exploded – March News Update from Executive Director Tina Postel

It's hard to believe that exactly one year ago, we were first facing the challenges of a pandemic head on. As you may recall, the world shut down and our work exploded. This week marks one year since our transition to "prepacked" nutritious food boxes and our race to pack thou... read more

Chasidie Glover, Loaves & Fishes Nutritional Service Coordinator and RD Talks About Our New Specialty Box Program

My first experience with Loaves & Fishes began as a dietetic intern completing my community rotation. Prior to my internship with Loaves & Fishes, I had no idea food insecurity was so high in my own community. Seeing the number of people we fed increase every week was mov... read more

In A Year of Unknowns, There Has Been One Constant. February News Update from Loaves & Fishes

In a year of so many unknowns, there continues to be one constant that we have been able to rely on - the overwhelming generosity of this community. When we have needed you, you have stepped up. Every single time. This year's Scouting for Food drive was a prime example. Betwee... read more

An Open Letter of Thanks from Tim Morgan, MCC-BSA Chair of Scouting for Food

Date: February 7, 2021 From: Tim Morgan, Chairman of Scouting for Food Its midday on Sunday, February 7th, and we are wrapping up another successful year of Scouting for Food (SFF) campaign.  But this year feels different.   This is the year that made me realize that Mecklenb... read more

You Are Already Making a Difference in 2021! Let’s Keep it Going! January News Update from Executive Director Tina Postel

  When Bob Briggs signed up to volunteer as a Loaves & Fishes home delivery driver he never realized that on his very first run, he would deliver groceries to a Habitat House he helped build. He said he felt that he was coming full circle. This week, he picked up ... read more

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