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Trying the Keep the Hope Going

With Jamillah’s warm smile and easy laugh, it feels as if you have known her for a long time. The conversation flows easily – about her niece’s favorite foods, caring […]

In the Month of March We Celebrate March for Meals!

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in 1972 when a national nutrition program for seniors was added to the Older Americans Act. Right here in Mecklenburg […]

Bracing for an increase in need as families see a significant decrease in monthly SNAP benefits

On the heels of an explosion in food insecurity in 2022, as well as the highest January and February totals in our 48 year history, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is […]

Scouting for Food – Thank You for a Great Year!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Scouting for Food! A generous 213,966 lbs of food was collected to help Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays fight hunger in our […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Outstanding Volunteer Awards for 2022! Philip Bobzin – Winner of the Beverly Howard Award Philip Bobzin is a dedicated Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays volunteer. […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays sees 38% Increase in Need in 2022

2022 was supposed to be a year of recovery. Instead, staggering price increases of basic necessities – food, fuel and housing, have created a perfect storm of need. In 2022, […]

It’s So Much More Than Food – Meet Georgette and Lynne

We recently sat down with Georgette and Lynne, two wonderful, resilient women and were struck by the words they used to describe how they felt when they received their food […]

“I know that food doesn’t fix everything but I can think of no better place to start” – Tina Postel

Wow!  All I can say is wow!  Its been a long two years my friends and yet it has been a blur.  I’m Tina Postel, I have to privilege of […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Sees 113% Increase in Neighbors Needing Help This Summer

After the tsunami of food insecurity that we witnessed in 2020, our numbers had stabilized over the last year, even reaching pre-pandemic levels. This summer, that has all changed. Taking […]

First Annual Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Hunger Partner Summit Brings Together Hunger Fighters in Meck. Co.

45 hunger fighting partners came together for the first annual Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Hunger Partner Summit to learn more about all of the programs we offer and how to […]