Category Archives: News

Spectrum News Profiles Home Grocery Delivery Program Highlighting Increase in Need

Grocery delivery program sees increase in need By Estephany Escobar Charlotte Spectrum News Charlotte To watch the video click here CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A grocery delivery program is the fastest growing […]

Honoring Lucy Bush Carter and her 35 Years of Service

Lucy Bush Carter was looking for something to do with a toddler in tow so she volunteered to deliver meals for Friendship Trays. Little did she know that this would […]

Hello To New Beginnings – Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Summer Newsletter

WSOC-TV Interviews Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays on Food stamp program SNAP to get 25% funding increase

By WSOC-TV’s Action 9 Reporter Jason Stoogenke View Story Here Families struggling to put food on the table will get more money for groceries soon. The federal government has announced […]

Saying Goodbye to Distribution Street and Hello to New Beginnings by Elizabeth Leland

“Twenty-five years ago, Friendship Trays moved into a gleaming-new commercial kitchen created out of an old warehouse where workers once knitted women’s hosiery. From the very first day, 2401 Distribution […]

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Virginia Sampson and Beverly Howard Awards

Even though we were unable to gather for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for the second year in a row, we still wanted to recognize the winners of our 2020 […]

The 11th Annual Tour de Turns is Saturday, August 6th. Register Today!

Register now open for Tour de Turns 2022! Tour de Turns is back!! This year’s 11th annual cycling and walking event is Saturday, August 6th and benefits Loaves & Fishes/Friendship […]

Turn Your Victory Garden into a Giving Garden

Last year, we planted gardens to help our own food shortages. This year, let’s plant to help others. By Jen Tota McGivney for Southern Living,  May 10, 2021 CREDIT: COMMUNITY FOOD […]

See you later, no goodbyes

At the end of this April two very special Loaves & Fishes staff members will retire from our organization. Words cannot begin to express how much we will miss seeing […]

I was shocked by the story the numbers told – Poverty vs. Deep Poverty in Mecklenburg Co.

I was shocked by the story the numbers told.  They were numbers I have reviewed over and over, just organized differently in the new Census report formats. With 3.6% of […]