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Welcoming with Open Arms – Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte Pantry Does Just That
By Ken Garfield When neighbors from around the world come to the corner of Central and Eastway Avenues, Loaves & Fishes is there to welcome them with open arms. In any language, in any culture, nothing says brotherhood like a week’s worth of groceries. Thanks to our generous supporters, Loaves & Fishes operates 34 pantries […]
Join Us May 22 for The Loaves & Fishes Luncheon of Hope featuring Jeannette Walls
Loaves & Fishes is delighted to announce that nationally celebrated author, Jeannette Walls, will be the keynote speaker for the Loaves & Fishes Luncheon of Hope, Wednesday, May 22. Jeannette Walls knows firsthand what it’s like to grow up hungry. Her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, provides an intimate look at her life growing up […]
Meeting of Food Access Minds in Charlotte
Access to healthy food is a critical question in Charlotte, where discussions about affordable housing and segregation usually get most of the attention. By Yen Duong for NCHealthNews.org Of the 146,000 students who attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, about 100,000 of them qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Yet, in the summertime, only around 20,000 of […]
Hunger, Housing and Health – Takeaways from Hunger Fighting in D.C.
From Shay Merritt, Loaves & Fishes Advocacy Coordinator I just returned from attending the Anti-Hunger Conference in Washington DC with our Executive Director, Tina Postel. The conference is a joint production of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America. I came back inspired and energized by the wonderful work being done around […]
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Brown Paper Grocery Bags Lined Up The Street…..These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things! Scouting for Food Totals 255,779lbs of Food!
Most of you know that cherished song from the Sound of Music, right? “When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad” The first weekend in February, I experienced a few of my absolute favorite things during our annual […]
“This Has Been A Big Shock” Impacts from the Government Shutdown Continue to Be Felt
Last month, our pantries provided groceries for several federal employees who suddenly found themselves in new territory – having to ask for help. TSA workers were among those coming to Loaves & Fishes for the very first time and they shared with us the embarrassment of having to ask for help. Even though the shutdown […]