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Brown Paper Grocery Bags Lined Up The Street…..These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things! Scouting for Food Totals 255,779lbs of Food!

Most of you know that cherished song from the Sound of Music, right?  “When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad” The first weekend in February, I experienced a few of my absolute favorite things during our annual […]

Join Us May 22 for The Loaves & Fishes Luncheon of Hope featuring Jeannette Walls

Loaves & Fishes is delighted to announce that nationally celebrated author, Jeannette Walls, will be the keynote speaker for the Loaves & Fishes Luncheon of Hope, Wednesday, May 22. Jeannette Walls knows firsthand what it’s like to grow up hungry. Her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, provides an intimate look at her life growing up […]

“This Has Been A Big Shock” Impacts from the Government Shutdown Continue to Be Felt

Last month, our pantries provided groceries for several federal employees who suddenly found themselves in new territory – having to ask for help. TSA workers were among those coming to Loaves & Fishes for the very first time and they shared with us the embarrassment of having to ask for help. Even though the shutdown […]

Impacted By the Government Shutdown or Wondering How You Can Help?

Struggling to put food on your table? If you are a federal employee not being paid due to the government shut down, Loaves & Fishes is here to help. Reach out to us to get help with a referral to one of our food pantries in Mecklenburg Co. for a week’s worth of groceries at (704) […]

There Are So Many Stories Waiting To Be Told And We Need To Listen

I have always wanted to serve.  I come by it honestly.  One of my earliest memories is going door to door with my mother for the United Appeal—now the United Way—when I was just three years old.  I would sing a song, do a little dance and my mother would ask for the money. We […]

Information Regarding the Federal Government Shutdown and Food and Nutrition Benefits February Issuance and Helpful Resources

Many of the clients that we serve receive SNAP/food stamp benefits. The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services has announced that SNAP recipients will receive their February allocations early, in late January, but then there are no plans for further funds until federal funds are authorized. Loaves & Fishes is prepared to help with any and […]

Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts go Scouting for Food for the Hungry on Saturday, February 2

Saturday, February 2, the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be Scouting for Food.  Scouts will go door-to-door throughout Mecklenburg County collecting non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes.  Last year’s Scouting for Food drive collected over 245,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes. Scouting for Food is the super bowl of […]

The faces of hunger in Charlotte might not be who you expect

  The faces of hunger in Charlotte might not be who you expect By Courtney McLaughlin  – December 28, 2018  This article is brought to you in partnership with Charlotte Five and Loaves & Fishes.  In this season of plenty, it can be tough to remember that people in Mecklenburg County face hunger and food shortages. […]

Double Your Impact and Help Feed Twice as Many Hungry Neighbors in Need

Can you imagine the stress of worrying if there will be enough food to feed your child? Marissel and her little boy Yeshua, recently shopped for a week’s worth of groceries at Loaves & Fishes. They’ve been struggling to pay bills while her husband was been between jobs. Money saved from having to buy groceries […]

Faces of Hunger: “I Would Do Without Before My Kids Went Without”

Ida and her son Keith stood in front of a shelf filled with choices of canned fruit. She gently urged Keith to make the choice for their family. When he couldn’t decide, she pointed and said, “I know you really like that.” Smiling, he nodded and put the cans in their cart. Something as simple […]