Category Archives: News

THANK YOU Meck. Co. Council Boy Scouts for an Amazing Scouting for Food Drive!!!

WOW! 278,859 lbs of food!! Scouting for Food 2020 is in the books and we are so grateful for the incredible hard work of hundreds of Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America​ to collect enough food to fill 13 tractor trailers!!!         Food that was donated by YOU!!   We also […]

Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts Go Scouting for Food for the Hungry Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 1, 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 255,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes! Scouting for Food is the super bowl of […]

Shay Merritt Recognized for Her Advocacy for the Hungry with First Lloyd Lancaster Award

We are so proud of our very own Shay Merritt who was recognized at this year’s Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk Recognition Dinner with the first ever Lloyd Lancaster Award!    The very special award is named in honor of a very special person and no one better exemplifies the passion in advocating for the […]

ONE Charlotte Health Alliance and Loaves & Fishes partner to address food insecurity; improve access to fresh, nutritious food with first-of-its-kind food pharmacies

 Two mobile food pharmacies to begin serving Charlotte’s communities in need ONE Charlotte Health Alliance (OCHA) has partnered with Loaves & Fishes to bring two, first-of-its-kind mobile food pharmacies to Charlotte. The mobile food pharmacies will travel to communities identified as “food deserts,” where access to nutritious, fresh food is limited by the barriers of […]

12 Books to Read for 2020

Loaves & Fishes’ Grants and Advocacy Coordinator, Shay Merritt, has put together a list of 12 must reads for 2020; some old, some new, but these 12 books educate, inform and advocate for causes that are all at play in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.  The information and experiences shared in these 12 books, read in any […]

Double Your Impact When You Donate by January 31st and Your Gift Will be Matched by Lori & Eric Sklut

Now through January 31st your gift to Loaves & Fishes will go twice as far! Lori & Eric Sklut, through the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation, are matching donations up to $25,000. Your donations will help provide groceries for twice as many families – families like Crystal and her two-year-old son Bobby. “My family won’t be hungry this […]

We Asked and You GAVE!! #GivingTuesdsayCLT donations total $20,450 for Loaves & Fishes!!

THANK YOU from all of us at Loaves & Fishes for your generous gifts on #GivingTuesdayCLT! Because of you, we raised a $20,450!!! We are now well on our way to meeting our goal of purchasing a FRESH Foodie van to deliver fresh produce and perishable foods to our neighbors in need! This Project FRESH Foodie Van will enable […]

Results of 2019 Loaves & Fishes Client Impact Survey

Today, Loaves & Fishes released the results of our 2019 Client Impact Survey Findings. We wish we had better news. Despite an overall favorable economy and record low unemployment rates, we are NOT experiencing a drop in referrals for food in our community.   Rather our numbers remain on a steady increase.  We anticipate a 2 […]

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast – Round Up to Feed Families This Holiday Season

One in five people in our community struggle with hunger, and to make a difference, Harris Teeter invites you to join them to help end hunger. Now through December 31, Round Up at checkout to benefit Loaves & Fishes or Second Harvest Food Bank. One-hundred percent of proceeds will be given directly to the Food […]

Girl Scouts of North Meck. SMASH Last Year’s Food Drive Totals!!

The Girl Scouts of North Mecklenburg Co. have done it again! This year’s A Can if You Can Food Drive smashed last year’s totals with an astounding 20,000 pounds of food collected for Loaves & Fishes! 42 Troops or 350+ girls participated, distributing over 7,000 bags to 40 neighborhoods in in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Top […]