Category Archives: News

Scouting for Food is Saturday, Feb. 4

Saturday, February 4, the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be Scouting for Food.  Scouts will go door-to-door throughout Mecklenburg County collecting non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes.  Last year’s Scouting for Food drive collected a record 280,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes. Scouting for Food is the super […]

Double the Impact of Your Gift With A Match from the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation

The Levine-Sklut Family Foundation is challenging the Charlotte community to help feed more neighbors in need. Lori & Eric Sklut are offering to match up to $25,000 in donations to Loaves & Fishes. Sometimes all it takes is a match to brighten someone’s day and feed a neighbor in need. Your donation will be matched by […]

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 […]

Shop Amazon Smile and Support Loaves & Fishes

When you shop Amazon during the holidays, use this link for Amazon Smile. You can purchase the items you need and Amazon will make a donation to Loaves & Fishes! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1398498    

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 […]

Loaves & Fishes Releases Results of 2015 Client Survey

While most of us are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast, North Carolina continues to rank among the ten worst states in the percentage of children lacking food on a regular basis. Coupled with reports of uneven economic recovery, Loaves & Fishes took the month of October to survey our clients in order to […]

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 […]

Where Were You In 1975?

In 1975, a small but determined group of people decided to do something about hungry people in our community. This was before there was a soup kitchen or any shelters. They began by distributing food from the church pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Some days they made sandwiches, some days they made soup, and […]

School is out but hunger never takes a vacation. You can help provide nutritious meals for families this summer.

How do you picture summer? For the 48% of Loaves & Fishes clients who are children, the picture of summer is often a empty pantry. You can help feed hungry families this summer and bring smiles to hungry faces! Each summer, far too many parents in our community, already under the constant strain of stretched […]