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Brianna, Joe and Nancy: Stories from a Loaves & Fishes Pantry
Fall always makes me think of hay bales, corn stacks and pumpkins. Then my thoughts move on to Thanksgiving dinner, cornbread dressing and sweet potato pie. I have been blessed that I never missed a meal due to lack of food. Money may have been tight when I was young, but I liked having breakfast […]
North Carolina Ranks In Top 10 of Hungriest States in U.S.
North Carolina ranks in the top 10 but it is nothing to be proud of. 15.1% of NC households experienced food insecurity in 2016. An article in USA TODAY shares the findings from the USDA’s latest food security report. Read the article here: From Sarah Toy, USA TODAY As many Americans settle into fall with pumpkin […]
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It’s Hard to Focus When You’re Hungry
Katlyn Denise is 4-years-old. Recently, she came with her mom, Etta-Marie, to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church to shop for food for their family. Etta-Marie and her children became homeless after she lost her job. She currently works as a bus drive for Charlotte Area Transportation Services (CATS), […]
This summer, you helped feed over 8,500 children!
For even one child, not knowing where your next meal is coming from can be very scary. Families that rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year often spend their summer months struggling to put food on the table. Stretching already tight budgets to provide two extra meals a day, added […]
“I can choose the food that fits my family’s needs”
Shawnovia and her husband are a working family with two school-aged children. Shawnovia also struggles with Lupus. Because of flair-ups and resulting doctors appointments, Shawnovia sometimes is forced to miss several days of work. On these days, she does not get paid. She tells us, “Loaves & Fishes helps working families have that extra support. […]
Hidden Hunger: Elizabeth’s Story
A growing number of college students can’t make ends meet. One local student often has to go without food while studying for exams and holding down a job. For her, Loaves & Fishes is a life saver. Elizabeth’s family has no idea she is hungry and she wants to keep it that way. Elizabeth is […]