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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 […]

#GivingTuesdayCLT is November 29!

After battling the crowds and getting amazing deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, November 29 is the day to DO GOOD right here in Charlotte! Your gift to Loaves & Fishes will put groceries in the homes and food on the table for families in need this holiday season. Be a part of the […]

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 […]

Collect Food for Loaves & Fishes Can Do Food Drive and Win Playground Equipment for Your School!

Publix Super Market Charities is teaming up with Loaves & Fishes for the “Can Do” Food Drive. Elementary and middle schools in Mecklenburg County are eligible to compete to win one of three awards to be used to purchase playground equipment for your school! The school collecting the most pounds of food and/or dollars will win […]

My First 60 Days Onboard at Loaves & Fishes

By Tina Postel I have spent the last 60 days learning my new role as Executive Director at Loaves & Fishes. I have met with literally hundreds of dedicated community citizens including staff members, board members, pantry coordinators, volunteers and other community leaders and advocates committed to feeding the hungry.  I have toured Loaves & […]

SummerSHARE CLT is here! July 11-22

Give need a vacation! #summershareCLT gives neighbors two weeks to shop for the items we need most. Summer is one of the busiest times of year for Loaves & Fishes. Each July, Loaves & Fishes experiences up to a 20% increase in the number of families experiencing food insecurity while at the same time, donations go down. That’s […]

Stop Summer Hunger!

Loaves & Fishes will feed 2,600 children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the month of August. We may be in the home stretch but summer’s not over yet. Step up to the plate and help feed hungry children in our community. Put food in children’s bellies and smiles on hungry faces. Donate now! These last weeks before school […]

“No food…for your kids? That is the scariest.” – Leonisa’s Story

Leonisa Adams is amazing. As a Loaves & Fishes pantry volunteer, she helps clients choose groceries for their families. Walking through the pantry together, they often share stories of their struggles. She tells me that fear of judgement is an issue when asking for help. “You already feel ‘less than’ when you walk in the […]

Beverly Howard, Retiring Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

 In 28 years, over 1.7 million hungry people in Charlotte-Mecklenburg have been fed because of Beverly Howard Honoring 28 years of fighting hunger and poverty in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Loaves & Fishes Executive Director, Beverly Howard has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the most prestigious awards given to a citizen in the state of […]