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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 […]

Meet Layla

Seven-year old Layla wants to be an actress, a police officer … “no, wait, a construction worker.” She is bubbling with exuberance while her mom Kimberly shops at the Loaves & Fishes pantry at Greater Salem Church. Layla, her teen brother and mom just moved out of Charlotte Family Housing into their first home the […]

A Little Secret from Loaves & Fishes

By Tina Postel I’m going to let you know a little secret that we have at Loaves & Fishes. When we provide groceries to families in need, it is so much more than food that we are providing. The secret is that…. food is medicine, food is love, and food is hope. So many memories […]

Loaves & Fishes and Lyft Join Forces With Pilot Program Addressing Transportation for Food Insecure Households

At Loaves & Fishes we have long known about the transportation issues our food insecure families face.  We are excited to announce that we are partnering with our friends at Lyft to work on a solution.  Lyft has begun a 6-month pilot program to provide 75 Charlotte families living in food deserts with subsidized travel […]

Lessons from Jeannette Walls About Shame, Imperfections and Texture

Guest Blog by Kristy Bell, Loaves & Fishes Board Member Jeannette Walls came to speak at our May Luncheon of Hope and provided us with her own perspective, as someone who grew up in poverty and homelessness. Growing up her family did not have indoor plumbing, she went to school dirty, and she didn’t have […]