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Lessons from Jeannette Walls About Shame, Imperfections and Texture
Guest Blog by Kristy Bell, Loaves & Fishes Board Member Jeannette Walls came to speak at our May Luncheon of Hope and provided us with her own perspective, as someone who grew up in poverty and homelessness. Growing up her family did not have indoor plumbing, she went to school dirty, and she didn’t have […]
Summer is Here. So is Hunger. Help Us Fight Summer Hunger
Summer is officially here. But so is hunger. With school out, families who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch turn to Loaves & Fishes for help. Through a network of food pantries across Mecklenburg Co., each providing a week’s worth of groceries to families and individuals, Loaves & Fishes will provide not only […]
Loaves & Fishes Luncheon of Hope featuring Jeannette Walls Raises Awareness of Summer Hunger to Sell Out Crowd
At the start of a summer of need, Loaves & Fishes invites the community to embrace the mission: With every canned good donated and every check written, we assure our neighbors that hope can outlast hunger. Loaves & Fishes lifted up that theme at the Luncheon Of Hope on May 22 at Myers Park United […]
MECK Pre-K, A Pre-Kindergarten Program FREE to Eligible 4-Year-Olds
MECK Pre-K is a Mecklenburg County-funded Pre-Kindergarten Program FREE to eligible 4-Year-Olds. Open Registration Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM Come by the MECK Pre-K offices Monday-Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM to register your child for free Pre-K! Bring your application and required documents from the list here. Applications and Spanish-speaking staff will also be available on site. Register your 4-year-old before […]
FishNet: Equipped to Feed the Hungry – Congratulations to The Comdyn Group, winner of the Blue Diamond Community Outreach Award for FishNet!
In 2016, Apparo and The Comdyn Group joined forces with Loaves & Fishes to bring our food pantries into the 21st century. The outcome was remarkable! Be sure to read the story of FishNet, our new client software system, below. Congratulations to The Comdyn Group for winning the Community Outreach Blue Diamond Award for designing FishNet […]
Stamp Out Hunger! National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive collects 75,864 pounds of food for the Hungry
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, on Saturday, May 11. Over 75,000 pounds of food was collected to help Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank fight hunger in our community. Stamp Out Hunger is the largest one day food drive in the country!