Category Archives: News
Putting Together My Wish List – A Word From Beverly Howard
After 28 years as Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, I am retiring at the end of this week. When I informed the Board of Directors last summer, the year looked […]
Loaves & Fishes Honors Volunteers with First Beverly Howard Award
Three longtime volunteers from the Loaves & Fishes’ Mt. Carmel Baptist pantry have been named as the first recipients of the Beverly Howard Award. James Grier, Odell Way and Turner Sumpter […]
A Volunteer For Life
Every Wednesday morning, Sue Gooley arises at 6:30 a.m., hops in the shower, has breakfast, and arrives at the Holy Comforter pantry by 8:50. She sweeps the floor of the […]
Loaves & Fishes Announces New Executive Director Tina Postel
Loaves & Fishes is pleased to announce Tina Postel as its new executive director. Ms. Postel served as the former CEO of the Billings, Montana Family YMCA for 5 years […]
Where Does Your Treasure Lie? For One Little Girl It’s In a Hotel Cabinet.
By Guest Blogger Marilyn Marks. Last week I accompanied the mother of a family of five to a Loaves & Fishes pantry. The mother was quiet and thankful that the food […]
NC Food Stamp Changes Could Stress Local Nonprofits – The Charlotte Observer
Up to 10,000 people in Mecklenburg County could lose their food stamp benefits by the spring if they’re unable to prove they work, volunteer or take classes for at least […]
When you have to make choices – gas, lights or food?
Juanita Reed has a degree from Johnson C. Smith University, is a substitute teacher for children with special needs for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She is recovering from a recent hip […]
A Holiday Madhouse (for which we are #grateful)!
On a rainy morning one week before Thanksgiving, three SUVs and a pickup pulled up to the back door of the Holy Comforter pantry. Workers from Mayer Brown, a global […]
The Charlotte Observer: Loaves & Fishes leader Beverly Howard to retire in 2016
From The Charlotte Observer Howard took over the nonprofit in 1988 when it had only 6 pantries It now has 20 pantries spread across Mecklenburg County A team will begin […]
Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, Beverly Howard To Retire in 2016
After 27 years of fighting hunger and poverty in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Beverly Howard has announced she will retire as Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes in June 2016. Under her leadership as […]