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The Genesis of A Much Bigger Movement
President George H. W. Bush delivered the call to service in his inauguration speech in 1989 and reinforced the idea often during his presidency. “We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand Points of Light.. . . We all have something to […]
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Where Do We Go From Here to Fight Poverty In Charlotte?
Charlotte will become a better, kinder city only if we make it that way. We have choices to make. The Opportunity Task Force is no more. The next incarnation, at least website-wise, is LeadingOnOpportunity.org, and this is where you go to read the report of the Opportunity Task Force findings and recommendations. The comments in […]
Thank You to WDAV Donors who also Supported Loaves & Fishes
Many thanks to the following people who donated to WDAV during a recent on-air challenge. These generous donors responded to a fund-raising challenge to address two community needs at once: helping neighbors meet a basic physical need for food and helping neighbors meet a basic emotional need for music. A generous donor challenged listeners to give to WDAV. The donor […]
We’re All In This Together
This month, Tina Postel and I attended the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Together with 1,300 hunger fighters from all 50 states, we shared information, best practices and concerns, especially over future funding of child hunger programs. With a delegation from N.C., Tina and I spent a morning on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf […]
Providence Spring Elementary, winner of the Publix “Can Do” Food Drive, wanted to “Share the Love” and donate part of their winnings to 3 very deserving schools!
What started out as a food drive challenge to feed the hungry in our community has become an amazing story about the generosity of one CMS school and its desire to impact three other schools. Providence Spring Elementary raised over 11,000 pounds of food as part of the Publix “Can Do” Food Drive Challenge to […]
Enjoy a Brew and Help Fight Hunger! #ThankfulThursday, March 16 at Three Spirits Brewery
Looking for pre-St. Paddy’s Day plans? Join us at Three Spirits Brewery for #ThankfulThursday, March 16 from 6pm-8pm. $1 of every pint or flight purchased benefits Loaves & Fishes! We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in our community. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 16!