Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays will be closed July 2-4 in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Meet Me in Galilee

Spring always brings new life! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or just the beauty of a Carolina spring; new opportunities, new possibilities and new growth are everywhere you look.

April has brought some rebirth to Loaves & Fishes. After a couple of years of turmoil, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina has reopened their property at 3601 Central Avenue as a neighborhood ministry center under the name of Galilee Ministries. Loaves & Fishes operated a very busy pantry there from 1992 to 2013 when that location was St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Then we operated a pantry there while the building was leased to a local Latino congregation, Centro Cristiano Dios de Pactos. We are thrilled to be working with the Episcopal Diocese as they convert the former church into a community services center for folks living nearby.

Some of the same volunteers who operated the pantry for years have returned and it hasn’t taken long for social workers and other referring agencies to discover the reopened pantry. Many refer to Central Avenue as Charlotte’s “international corridor” because of its widely diverse population. We are proud to be a part of the many ministries being offered to some of our newest neighbors.