Category Archives: News

You Can Help Ensure That No Child, Like Matthew, Goes to School Hungry

We met seven-year-old Matthew not long before he started back to school in August. He had come with his mom Christine to a Loaves & Fishes pantry for a week’s worth of groceries. In addition to Matthew and his siblings, Christine and her husband are taking care of her brother’s 1-year-old while he serves in […]

We Are Happy To Take Any Non-Perishable Items Leftover from Your Hurricane Preparations

If you are like me, I stocked up on extra cans of soup, tuna, boxes of cereal and shelf stable milk in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Now that the storm has passed, please feel free to donate any of these items you may no longer need to Loaves & Fishes! We are happy to use […]

ALERT: Loaves & Fishes Pantries, Administrative Office and Warehouse Operations Will Be CLOSED MONDAY, Sept. 17.

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence and the projected heavy rainfall and flash flooding alerts for our area that are slated to continue through the weekend and Monday, our Loaves & Fishes Pantries, Administration Office and Warehouse will be CLOSED on Monday, September 17th.  The safety of our volunteers, clients and staff members is our number one priority. […]

Publix Super Market Charities Donate $20,000 to Loaves & Fishes to Help Alleviate Hunger in Charlotte

Publix Super Markets Charities announced it will donate $5 million to more than 240 nonprofit organizations, including a donation of $20,000 to Loaves & Fishes, focused on alleviating hunger across Publix’s operating area. The donation will provide funding to assist  in the nourishment of children, seniors and families in need. This generous donation continues Publix Super […]

“There But For the Grace of God Go I” – 4 Tips for Raising Children Who Care

by Stefanie Groot “There but for the grace of God go I.” To many it’s merely an archaic truism.  Yet the saying resonates with children’s author Lois Brandt, because her father uttered the phrase when he encountered homeless people on the street and when he volunteered at San Quentin State Prison. Through her writing, teaching […]

Multiple Mecklenburg Human Service Agencies, Including Loaves & Fishes, Are Impacted by Cut in EFSP Federal Funding

Mecklenburg Agencies not receiving Emergency Food and Shelter Program Federal Funding On May 18, Mecklenburg County received the disappointing news that it did not meet the established thresholds to receive Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This loss of EFSP funding will deprive nine human service agencies of over […]

Raising Children Who Care Brochure

Thank you to everyone who attended the Raising Children Who Care luncheon featuring Maddi’s Fridge author Lois Brandt. Ms. Brandt shared ways to talk to your child about childhood hunger and offered tips, stories and examples of how we can help our children recognize and help the Maddi’s in our midst. Download a copy here: Raising […]

Holly & Ivy

Holly and Ivy just go together. Shopping together for a week’s worth of groceries and chatting like two old friends, Holly was showing Ivy the pasta sauce she liked best while Ivy shared which vegetables her kids liked to eat. You would never guess they had just met. Ivy never imagined she would ever need […]

Scouting for Food Results Are In and Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts Collect 230,574 lbs of food for Charlotte’s Hungry

A generous Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has donated 230,574 lbs. of food for hungry neighbors in need during February’s 2018 Scouting for Food Drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes.   An estimated 3,000 Boy Scouts from The Mecklenburg County Council of Boy Scouts of America went door-to-door February 3rd collecting food, as well as staffed multiple food […]

Exciting Staff Changes at Loaves & Fishes

2017 brought many exciting changes to Loaves & Fishes, first and foremost, the opening of 10 new food pantries in Mecklenburg Co. To help with this growth and the increased need of our food insecure neighbors, Loaves & Fishes is happy to announce two staff changes. Angie Brumer has been promoted to the newly created […]