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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 […]
Loaves & Fishes’ Food Pantry Network Continues to Grow!
Loaves & Fishes is thrilled to announce the opening of three new pantries to better serve our neighbors in need. Hope Covenant House, located in the Oakview Terrace community off of Brookshire Freeway and I-85, will serve clients a week’s worth of groceries Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-7pm. The pantry is located within what has […]
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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 […]