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By the Numbers – What You Made Possible in 2021

2021 proved to be another unprecedented year. In May, Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays came together as one organization increasing access to healthy, nutritious food for everyone in our community. The numbers tell the story. Whether it is providing a week’s worth of groceries through our network of emergency food pantries, delivering healthy, freshly […]

Bank of America Announces $1.275 Million Donation to Fight Hunger in Charlotte! Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays and Second Harvest Food Bank To Each Receive $637,500!

Bank of America Donates $1.275 Million to Help Fight Hunger in Charlotte, with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays both receiving $637,500 through its COVID-19 Employee Booster Initiative. CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $1.275 million donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loaves & Fishes/Friendship […]

Meet Peter Deckbar, Meal Delivery Driver for Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays

Our Home Meal Delivery Program continues to grow, doubling the number of recipients receiving meals over just one year ago. Peter Deckbar is one of the newest staff members to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays but delivering meals is anything but new for Peter. It’s in his DNA. Among Peter’s most treasured childhood memories is riding […]

Mecklenburg Co. Scouts Go Scouting for Food Saturday, February 3rd

Saturday, February 3, the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will go Scouting for Food.  Scouts will go door-to-door throughout Mecklenburg Co. collecting non-perishable food items for Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. Thanks to the 216,985 lbs of food collected in last year’s Scouting for Food Drive, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays was able […]

Double Your Impact! Lori and Eric Sklut Invite You to Double Down on Your Gift This Year

Lori and Eric Sklut invite you to double down on your gift this year! Are you ready to double your impact? Lori and Eric Sklut are matching your donation to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays through January 31, 2022. Please consider joining the Skluts as they support our mission to feed our neighbors in need in […]

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Because of your support, so far this year, over 60,000 neighbors in our community have not had to wonder where their next meal is coming from. As we head into the busy holiday season, rent is still due, medical bills still need to be paid and colder weather means higher heating and utility bills. “You […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Grocery and Meal Delivery Programs Continue to Grow

Home Grocery Delivery Program continues to grow.   Since January of this year, we have delivered groceries to the homes of more than 14,000 people, a third being children and seniors, surpassing the total number of grocery deliveries in 2020! Danielle Moore, Community Outreach Director for Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, oversees our home grocery delivery […]

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Providing Groceries, Meals and Hope

When Tina Postel first came on board as Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, she wanted to get to know the local nonprofits providing access to healthy food, so she reached out to Friendship Trays Executive Director Lucy Bush Carter. As the primary Meals on Wheels program for Mecklenburg Co., Lucy invited Tina to ride […]

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 initiative at a nonprofit in Mecklenburg County. What You Need To Know A grocery delivery program is the fastest growing initiative at Loaves & Fishes/Friendship […]

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 become a lifelong calling. Now, after 35 years of dedicated service, first as Executive Director of Friendship Trays and since May as Director Emerita of […]