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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 connect Mecklenburg Co. residents to our services. Staff members shared the different programs available – from food pantries to food shares, meal and grocery delivery, […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Nutrition Policy – Fighting Hunger with Intention

At Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, fighting hunger is our mission but fighting hunger with intention is our goal. Providing nutritious food for our food insecure neighbors is at the forefront of Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays and with the advent of COVID, we realized how much more important it is to feed people well. For the […]

Luncheon of Hope Featuring Stephanie Land – An Amazing Day!

What an amazing day! On Wednesday, May 25, a sold out crowd of 450 gathered at The Fillmore Charlotte to hear a powerful message from Stephanie Land, NY Times bestselling author of MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Stephanie shared her harrowing story as a single mom navigating the bureaucratic […]

One Year, One Mission, One Answer

Happy Anniversary!! This May we celebrate the one year anniversary of the merger of Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays! And what a year it has been. Not only a year of new beginnings and tremendous growth but also, as our pantries begin to reopen, a return to dignity and hope for our food insecure […]

“I Am Grateful For These Moments” – Lindsey Houser

In my role as Community Engagement Coordinator, I don’t often have direct communication or interactions with clients. It is just the nature of my job. I spend the majority of my days organizing food drives, recruiting volunteers and scheduling volunteer groups. It can be easy to get lost in all the organizing. I love when […]

Meet Peter Deckbar, Meal Delivery Driver for Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays

Our Home Meal Delivery Program continues to grow, doubling the number of recipients receiving meals over just one year ago. Peter Deckbar is one of the newest staff members to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays but delivering meals is anything but new for Peter. It’s in his DNA. Among Peter’s most treasured childhood memories is riding […]

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Because of your support, so far this year, over 60,000 neighbors in our community have not had to wonder where their next meal is coming from. As we head into the busy holiday season, rent is still due, medical bills still need to be paid and colder weather means higher heating and utility bills. “You […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Grocery and Meal Delivery Programs Continue to Grow

Home Grocery Delivery Program continues to grow.   Since January of this year, we have delivered groceries to the homes of more than 14,000 people, a third being children and seniors, surpassing the total number of grocery deliveries in 2020! Danielle Moore, Community Outreach Director for Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, oversees our home grocery delivery […]

Upcoming Holiday Events

  November 11-20 – Feed Hope This Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at the Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Warehouse, 648 Griffith Rd.   November 24 – Street Turkeys at the WFNZ Dog House, corner of Mint and Morehead – Drop off turkeys or food donations between 6am – 6pm or donate online by texting STREETTURKEYS to 44321. […]

Hello To New Beginnings – Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Summer Newsletter