A Guide To Holiday Giving Through Loaves And Fishes
It’s the season of love, light and giving! There are so many ways in which you can give of your time, talents, money and efforts. Loaves and Fishes, one of many non-profit and charity organizations in Charlotte, helps provide groceries to residents in the Charlotte community and allows opportunity for them to receive nourishment and health! Come to learn more about this organization and how you can help during this holiday season and all throughout the new year!
Loaves & Fishes Is…
Loaves & Fishes is a is a non-profit emergency food pantry program, that provides a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis. Back in 2010, Loaves & Fishes provided groceries to 110,336 people.The program is operated by local religious congregations and community organizations and grew out of an effort nearly three decades ago, at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. The program was crated in response to the growing and ever-changing hunger problem in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. To this day, Loaves and Fishes continues to meet the needs of many residents here in Mecklenburg County. With the belief that nutritious food is a fundamental human right, residents can come to Loaves and Fishes with pride, dignity and assured that they will leave with supplements and food to create a healthy and fulfilling meal.
Loaves and Fishes partners with other organizations to ensure a high quality of life for Mecklenburg County Residents. Each partnership allows for an opportunity of extended assistance and resources. With the raising of awareness of needs of others, to education, the partnerships continue to grow and prosper! These partnerships include the following organizations: Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk, Unity, and VOAD
The food pantries sponsored by Loaves and Fishes are the heart of the organization. They stay clean, dry, well stocked and filled with variety. Whether you are donating food items or in need of food, you can be assured friendly and warm assistance and help…regardless of your need. Local churches in Mecklenburg County house the food pantries and operate similarly to that of a grocery store. There are designated hours of operation and a friendly staff to assist you. For more information about the Loaves and Fishes food pantries or to get more detailed information, click here!
So… How Can You Get Involved?
There are various ways in which you can donate your time, efforts, and energies to Loaves and Fishes! No matter your skill set, if you have the desire to assist, there is the perfect job for you! Phone center volunteers receive all phone referrals from social service agencies and schools. The volunteers at the phone center are an integral part of operations at Loaves and Fishes and need strong and warm voices to assist their wondrous efforts of helping to feed the residents of Mecklenburg County. Do you have great customer skills and great dealings with the public? then there is a place for you within the The Warehouse (Delivery Crew)! Volunteers work with a staff person to make deliveries. Individuals are able to sign up to help at their convenience, once a week, once a month or more often! For more volunteer opportunities, click here!
Together… We Can Build A Stronger 7 Healthier Mecklenburg County!
Here at Loaves and Fishes, our volunteers come in all shapes and sizes! There are no requirements needed to donate or to help! We welcome the young and the young at heart. Together, we can help to build a stronger, healthier and more nutritious Mecklenburg County! We always welcome donations, help, assistance and skills! So when choosing to donate, think of the many ways and wonders of Loaves and Fishes!
P.O. Box 11234
Charlotte, NC 28220
This holiday season get involved! Consider Loaves and Fishes and give the gift of abundance and love to others!
Cicely C. Mitchell