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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 […]

Facing A Food Insecurity Crisis – Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Sees Historic Highs In Numbers of Neighbors Needing Help This Summer

“Am I paying bills or buying groceries?” – Josephine “I never thought the day would come that I would need the help.” -Joann “My mortgage went up at the same time […]

Register Now for the 12th Annual Tour de Turns – Saturday, August 26

Register now for the 12th Annual Tour de Turns, Saturday, August 26 at the Carmel Road Neighborhood Park at www.tourdeturns.org Register for 15, 25, 37, 52 and 62 mile cycling […]

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 […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is Digitally Inclusive – Recite Me Toolbar

At Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, we believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental human right. We also believe that access extends to providing the information our clients and […]


  Subaru of America, Inc. (“SOA”) and Subaru South Blvd presented a check for $79,491 to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays as a local beneficiary in the 2022 Subaru Share the […]

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, […]