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Loaves & Fishes, along with Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Receives Bank of America 2020 Neighborhood Builders Award

Bank of America Names Charlotte Bilingual Preschool and Loaves & Fishes 2020 Neighborhood Builders®   Program Provides Two Nonprofits $200,000 each in Flexible Funding and Leadership Skills Development Training to Advance Economic Mobility in throughout the Charlotte Region Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Bilingual Preschool and Loaves & Fishes have been named as the 2020 Bank of […]

The Fishnet, Loaves & Fishes Newsletter Fall 2020

‘I felt helpless’: More Charlotte Latinx families go hungry, rely on food pantry – The Charlotte Observer

BY DEVNA BOSE The Charlotte Observer Loaves and Fishes helps to bridge local food insecurity Loaves and Fishes food pantry is preparing to see an uptick in food distribution in the wake of diminished government assistance during the COVID pandemic.   Until about a week ago, Olga Castaneda’s three sons sometimes had to go to […]

Blackbaud Security Incident

Loaves & Fishes was recently informed of a data security incident by one of our third-party service providers, Blackbaud. Blackbaud is one of the world’s largest providers of constituent relationship management systems, providing donor record-keeping for hundreds of foundations, health care organizations and non-profit institutions and organizations around the world. Information that may have been […]

We Are Here for Struggling Families – Update from Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Tina Postel

Dear Loaves & Fishes friends, When the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools summer feeding program came to an end earlier this month, CMS staff and volunteers helped spread the word that Loaves & Fishes is here to help hungry families fill the hunger gap. Add to that the expiration of the $600 extra unemployment supplement, and families […]

It’s Okay to Ask for Help. That’s What We’re Here For.

We know that during these unforeseen times families may have to make tough decisions, but food doesn’t have to be one of them. That’s what we’re here for. For anyone struggling, worried about where their next meal is coming from, asking “How am I going going to feed my kids tonight?”, we want you to […]

Nonprofits Band Together to “Make the Pie Bigger” – by Kelly West, AuntBertha.com

Relationships prove powerful as food organizations in Charlotte coordinate to meet rising demand.  It was several months into the nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19, and Tina Postel had completely shifted operations within the largest emergency food pantry network in Charlotte, North Carolina. As executive director of Loaves & Fishes, Postel had to close down 41 brick […]

With Every Box Delivered, A Family Is Fed

Dear Loaves & Fishes Friends, It has been a couple of weeks since our last update but things haven’t slowed down at Loaves & Fishes! For one, our home delivery program continues to grow, reaching even more neighbors in need, neighbors like Erica. You can find her story below. We have much to share so […]

Loaves & Fishes COVID-19 Report

“This is a marathon, not a sprint” The impact of COVID-19 on our community’s health and economy has been swift and severe. In early March, we never could have imagined that by month’s end we would be feeding three times the number of people, in a brand new way, with limited access to our greatest […]

Volunteer Delivery Drivers Needed

Loaves & Fishes is expanding our home delivery service to two days a week and more drivers are needed. Signing up is easy! Visit our website volunteer calendar to sign up for deliveries and confirm assignments online at https://loavesandfishes.volunteermatrix.com/ . This should bring you to our volunteer calendar. Look for “Delivery Driver” opportunities. Open opportunities […]