Loaves & Fishes’ Food Pantry Network Continues to Grow!
Loaves & Fishes is thrilled to announce the opening of three new pantries to better serve our neighbors in need. Hope Covenant House, located in the Oakview Terrace community off of Brookshire Freeway and I-85, will serve clients a week’s worth of groceries Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-7pm. The pantry is located within what has been identified as the “crescent of poverty” that surrounds uptown Charlotte. This will also provide working clients access to another pantry offering late afternoon and evening hours.
Hope Covenant House is joined by two additional “mini” pantries, one on Central Piedmont Community College’s main campus and the other at Johnson C. Smith Univeristy. These pantries will serve their campus communities and provide an emergency two-day supply of groceries until they can get to a full-size pantry. Few realize how many students are juggling school while working at the same time and many find themselves in need of extra help.
The opening of these pantries was made possible by the generosity of Lori and Eric Sklut. Thanks to a matching challenge grant by the Skluts, $133,852 in donations were raised to help launch and stock all three pantries.