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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 replacement and is on leave. She came to the Loaves & Fishes pantry at Holy Comforter with one of her four daughters. Kinara, 19, is […]

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 law firm with a Charlotte office, unloaded 3,000 lbs of food, while Loaves & Fishes volunteers scrambled to get it all in grocery carts. It […]

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 the formal search for a new director early next year. by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer After 27 years of fighting hunger and poverty in […]

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 the agency’s second executive director, Howard has guided the emergency food pantry program into a national model, serving as the largest pantry program in North […]