Honor the special people on your holiday gift list and put groceries into the homes of neighbors like Cerenity (below) with a donation to Loaves & Fishes. Through a network of 37 food pantries in Mecklenburg County, families and children like Cerenity receive nutritionally balanced groceries to get them through a short-term crisis.
It is so simple to do…yet so meaningful. For a minimum donation of $10 per card, we will mail you the card(s) of your choice. Every dollar makes a difference in the fight against hunger in our community. Consider honoring family, friends, teachers, co-workers and neighbors.
A donation has been made in your honor to Loaves & Fishes, so a hungry family will have food at home this Christmas season.
Special thanks to Harris Holt, master watercolorist and long time supporter of Loaves & Fishes.
A feast of hope for us all.
A donation has been made in your honor to Loaves & Fishes this Christmas season.
Christina, a stay at home mom, says her greatest joy is her three kids, including Cerenity (pictured above). She loves spending time with them – “I do what I can afford and will make them happy. They enjoy going to the park or spending an evening watching a favorite TV program with a bowl of popcorn.
Christina has a strong support network of friends and family that help her through tough times, but recently, she needed a hand up and was referred to a Loaves & Fishes pantry. “It’s manageable to make it through three weeks in a month. Even when you calculated correctly, something comes up and you need some help. I’ve planned my grocery list and one of the kids gets sick… so I have to buy food not normally budgeted for…”
Visiting the Loaves & Fishes pantry, Christina shared that she was “shocked at the amount and quality” of the food in the pantry. “I felt like grocery shopping at a store. My cabinet is stocked fully. As many cans of chicken I got, I already made chicken with green peppers and onions over rice and the plethora of vegetables I’ll use to make soups.”
As for those times when she just needs a little help, Christina believes “No one should be too proud to accept help.”