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“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 […]

Where Does Your Treasure Lie? For One Little Girl It’s In a Hotel Cabinet.

By Guest Blogger Marilyn Marks. Last week I accompanied the mother of a family of five to a Loaves & Fishes pantry. The mother was quiet and thankful that the food […]

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 […]

Is This News Good or Bad or Maybe Both?

It was two days before Thanksgiving, almost time for the pantry to close. The volunteers had served 39 families already that day, with one lone client still shopping. So it […]

Bedbugs Were Not in the Budget

When living on a very tight budget, you never know what might be the one thing that pushes you into crisis. For Brenda, it came from an unexpected source, summer […]

What You Have Will Be Enough

Beverly Howard shared the following remarks upon receiving the 2013 Community Leader Award from Mecklenburg Ministries at their annual breakfast.  So many were inspired by her words that we wanted to […]

Bright Shining Faces

I had the pleasure of seeing my 9 year old granddaughter off to her first day of 4th grade this morning.  She got up at 6 a.m. with no complaint, […]

Happy Birthday to You, Me, Us and We….

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WE.  (Birthday song for twins – Sung to trad. tune)                                                       I am old enough not to get too […]

Full Disclosure

It happened again.  This time I was being shown around a church by the Associate Pastor.   She was showing me their food pantry – a small space but with a […]

Summer Shopping: What’s In Your Cart?

Welcome our guest blogger Anslee Boozer. A rising sophomore and communications major at Furman University, Anslee is interning with Loaves & Fishes this summer.  We are delighted that Anslee will […]