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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 […]
Scouting for Food Totals are in!! Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts Collect 240,000 lbs of food for Charlotte’s Hungry !
A generous Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has donated 240,000 lbs. of food for hungry neighbors in need during February’s 2017 Scouting for Food Drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes. An estimated 3,000 Boy Scouts from The Mecklenburg County Council of Boy Scouts of America went door-to-door February 4th collecting food, as well as staffed 10 food collection […]
Charlotte 49ers & Harris Teeter Raise $1,000 and 152lbs of Food for Scouting for Food
The Charlotte 49ers and Harris Teeter partnered to raise money and gather food at the 49ers’ men’s basketball game against Florida International on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. For every Niners’ assist during the game, Harris Teeter committed to donate $50 worth of food to the Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County’s “Scouting for Food” program, benefiting […]
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I AM A DENTED CAN… Confessions of a Flawed Giver
I have participated in numerous food drives in my lifetime prior to working at Loaves & Fishes. My standard operating procedure whenever my kids’ school, local boy scout troop, letter carrier or church was in need of food was to scour through my pantry to donate the cans of my least favorite items collecting dust […]