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Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis. In 2012, Loaves & Fishes provided groceries to 126,803 people.
Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational organization, founded and operated by local religious congregations and community organizations. It grew out of an effort in 1975 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church to respond to the growing hunger problem in Mecklenburg County North Carolina and continues to expand to meet that need.
Loaves & Fishes administrative offices are located in Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.
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It is our vision for all people in our community to meet their basic hunger needs by having access to nutritious food.
Our mission is to provide a week's worth of nutritious groceries to people within our community facing economic hardships.
We believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Therefore, we are guided by the following core values:
Dignity: We believe that all people have inherent worth. We are committed to equitable and inclusive treatment. We strive to provide quality service to our clients.
Stewardship: We efficiently leverage donated resources and volunteer time to further the mission of Loaves & Fishes.
Collaboration: We will work with a diverse group of organizations, public and private, to ensure optimal service to our clients and to avoid duplication of services in our community.