Loaves & Fishes Blog

When you have to make choices – gas, lights or food?

Juanita Reed has a degree from Johnson C. Smith University, is a substitute teacher for children with special needs for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She is recovering from a recent hip replacement and is on leave. She came to the Loaves & Fishes pantry at Holy Co... read more

A Holiday Madhouse (for which we are #grateful)!

On a rainy morning one week before Thanksgiving, three SUVs and a pickup pulled up to the back door of the Holy Comforter pantry. Workers from Mayer Brown, a global law firm with a Charlotte office, unloaded 3,000 lbs of food, while Loaves & Fishes volunteers scrambled... read more

Summer and the living ain’t easy

How can it be this hot before summer officially gets here? We’re in the midst of a two week hot spell with temperatures in the mid to high 90’s every day. Not the way I picture June in the Piedmont. That makes me think of all the different ways we picture summer. For most ... read more

Meet Me in Galilee

Spring always brings new life! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or just the beauty of a Carolina spring; new opportunities, new possibilities and new growth are everywhere you look. April has brought some rebirth to Loaves & Fishes. After a couple of years of turmoil, ... read more

The Discipline of Choice

At a recent board meeting I heard a very different take on Lent. After identifying the meaning of Lent for those not familiar with it, the speaker talked about the centuries old practice of giving something up for Lent. Except this time it was from the perspective of families w... read more

‘Scouting for Food’ Teaches the Meaning of a Good Turn

By Rebecca Novak Tibbitt From MomsCharlotte.com Thanks to the generosity of the Charlotte community and thousands of Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, siblings and their parents, the 2015 Scouting for Food collection netted 260,004 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes... read more