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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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 endless. Now it is down to days. I wanted to leave you with my hopes and dreams for Loaves & Fishes in the coming years. […]