Category Archives: News

Where Do We Go From Here to Fight Poverty In Charlotte?

Charlotte will become a better, kinder city only if we make it that way.  We have choices to make. The Opportunity Task Force is no more.  The next incarnation, at least website-wise, is LeadingOnOpportunity.org, and this is where you go to read the report of the Opportunity Task Force findings and recommendations.  The comments in […]

Thank You to WDAV Donors who also Supported Loaves & Fishes

Many thanks to the following people who donated to WDAV during a recent on-air challenge. These generous donors responded to a fund-raising challenge to address two community needs at once:  helping neighbors meet a basic physical need for food and helping neighbors meet a basic emotional need for music.  A generous donor challenged listeners to give to WDAV. The donor […]

We’re All In This Together

This month, Tina Postel and I attended the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Together with 1,300 hunger fighters from all 50 states, we shared information, best practices and concerns, especially over future funding of child hunger programs.  With a delegation from N.C., Tina and I spent a morning on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf […]

Providence Spring Elementary, winner of the Publix “Can Do” Food Drive, wanted to “Share the Love” and donate part of their winnings to 3 very deserving schools!

What started out as a food drive challenge to feed the hungry in our community has become an amazing story about the generosity of one CMS school and its desire to impact three other schools. Providence Spring Elementary raised over 11,000 pounds of food as part of the Publix “Can Do” Food Drive Challenge to […]

Scouting for Food Totals are in!! Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts Collect 240,000 lbs of food for Charlotte’s Hungry !

A generous Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has donated 240,000 lbs. of food for hungry neighbors in need during February’s 2017 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 4th collecting food, as well as staffed 10 food collection […]

Charlotte 49ers & Harris Teeter Raise $1,000 and 152lbs of Food for Scouting for Food

The Charlotte 49ers and Harris Teeter partnered to raise money and gather food at the 49ers’ men’s basketball game against Florida International on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.  For every Niners’ assist during the game, Harris Teeter committed to donate $50 worth of food to the Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County’s “Scouting for Food” program, benefiting […]

A Journey For All of Us – Devonne’s Story

Devonne Moise firmly believes there are guardian angels in place to remind you to keep your head up. She also believes that her guardian angel’s name is Faye. At one point, Devonne and her children were living in a hotel. She felt fortunate when she found a small house to rent but it didn’t take long […]

Meet Lathan – the adorable artist behind Loaves & Fishes’ new Holiday Card!

Lathan is 5 years old and a kindergartner in CMS. He is the artist behind this year’s new Loaves & Fishes’ Holiday Card. Lathan lives with his grandmother Della, who has raised him since he was a year old. Della recently lost her job and even with Medicaid and Medicare, she does not have enough […]

Loaves & Fishes’ Annual Client Survey Shows No Significant Improvement in Food Insecurity in Meck. Co.

North Carolina continues to rank among the fifteen worst states in the percentage of children lacking food on a regular basis. During the month of October Loaves & Fishes conducted a survey of our clients to better understand the realities they face in trying to provide a basic meal for their families. A total of […]

I AM A DENTED CAN… Confessions of a Flawed Giver

I have participated in numerous food drives in my lifetime prior to working at Loaves & Fishes.  My standard operating procedure whenever my kids’ school, local boy scout troop, letter carrier or church was in need of food was to scour through my pantry to donate the cans of my least favorite items collecting dust […]