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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, […]

What You Made Possible This Thanksgiving Holiday

We wanted to share with you a snapshot of what you made possible for thousands of our neighbors in Mecklenburg Co. Thanksgiving turkey distributions began Wednesday, November 16th and continued […]

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 […]

Pantry Network Taps Instacart to Support Choice, Home Delivery

by Ambreen Ali for Food Bank News as part of an ongoing series highlighting innovation and best practices at the nation’s food pantries. Wheel a cart around any grocery store […]

Fight Hunger 2022 – Sept. 28 is The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

On September 28, 2022, the White House will hold the first conference on hunger in over 50 years. Here are some ways to get involved in making hunger a thing […]

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 […]