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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 35 pantries […]
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 […]
There Are So Many Stories Waiting To Be Told And We Need To Listen
I have always wanted to serve. I come by it honestly. One of my earliest memories is going door to door with my mother for the United Appeal—now the United Way—when I was just three years old. I would sing a song, do a little dance and my mother would ask for the money. We […]
“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 […]