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DOUBLE Your Impact

Every week, more than 970 families receive some or all of their groceries from Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. And, in that same week, 2,205 nutritious, prepared meals are delivered to our neighbors. At Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, we are committed to providing groceries, meals, and hope to our neighbors. Every day, our staff sees the […]

Support Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Through These December Events

Hillside Holiday Hunger Drive Through Throughout December, visit Hillside Ave. in the Myers Park neighborhood to see the magical display of holiday lights. Bring non-perishable food items to drop off drive through style. You can also donate directly to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays or text HILLSIDE to 44321   December 13 – SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL […]

We’re All in This Together – Meet Larry

“This gives me insurance that I’ve got a meal every day.” – Larry, Meal Delivery Recipient Larry shared a heartwarming memory of how he discovered Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays nearly 13 years ago. He saw a volunteer delivering a meal in his neighborhood and asked, “What have you got there?” The man replied, “Well, this […]

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2023 – The Power to Provide Fresh Produce

This #GivingTuesdayCLT you have the power – The power to provide fresh produce! Our Goal: Help us reach our goal of $25,000 to support our network of food pantries and grocery home delivery program with a month’s supply of fresh produce for our neighbors in need. Why Fresh Produce Matters: We believe that access to […]

Newest Food Pantry Opens at Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church

Today was opening day for our newest pantry at Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, just in time for Thanksgiving! Clients were able to shop the pantry, hand-selecting the groceries they knew their families would like for the upcoming holiday. “I told the volunteers today, ‘Put a smile on your face, you never know what somebody might […]

21st Annual Street Turkeys Event

Join us for WFNZ‘s 21st Annual Street Turkeys Event! Wednesday, November 22nd | 7am-5pm WFNZ Dog House| 401 W. Morehead St. Donate Food: We will be accepting food donations on-site and are especially in need of these priority items: Frozen Turkeys, Canned Meat, Canned Vegetables, and Canned Fruit. Donate Funds: Your monetary donations will help […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Thanksgiving Food Drive

This Thanksgiving, you can help nourish neighbors with food and compassion by donating much-needed food items. So far this year, we have provided groceries to 111,214 neighbors in Mecklenburg Co, surpassing the number we fed in all of 2022. With the busy holiday season still ahead we need your help to meet the increased need. We […]

“I have to decide on paying bills or buying fewer groceries.” – Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Pregnancy Referral Program

“I have to decide on paying bills or buying fewer groceries.” Silvia, a mother of five, says it’s been a struggle at times to afford groceries. With the newest addition to her family, 2-week-old Elsa, and her children out of school for the summer, she needs more food to provide more meals at home. Silvia […]

“…Humanity, Dignity and the Heart of The Community” – The Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Pantry at Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte

Guest blog from The Rev. Emily Parker, Executive Director, Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte and Deacon, Christ Church Charlotte  “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” – Matthew 25:35 One of our amazing in-house community […]

We Had A Rockin’ Good Time at the Luncheon of Hope featuring Tommy DeCarlo!

The 2023 Luncheon of Hope was a sell out and did we ever ROCK OUT! Held May 24 at The Fillmore Charlotte, this one-of-a-kind event featured Tommy DeCarlo, lead vocalist of the band Boston and author of Unlikely Rockstar – The Tommy DeCarlo Story. Tommy inspired us with his story – from working at a […]