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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 […]

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 […]

The World Shut Down and Our Work Exploded – March News Update from Executive Director Tina Postel

It’s hard to believe that exactly one year ago, we were first facing the challenges of a pandemic head on. As you may recall, the world shut down and our […]

Stronger Together in The Fight Against Hunger, Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays Have Merged!

Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays are excited to announce that our organizations have merged! We are now officially Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc. As longtime leaders in the fight […]

Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays Announce Merger

TWO LEADING HUNGER-FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCES TO BETTER SERVE MECKLENBURG COUNTY Charlotte, N.C. – The boards of directors and executive leadership of Friendship Trays and Loaves & Fishes announced today […]

Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays Merger Questions and Answers

What’s happening? Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays are merging to strengthen their capacity to tackle all the faces and phases of food insecurity in Charlotte. This is a merger […]