Loaves & Fishes Blog

Putting Together My Wish List – A Word From Beverly Howard

After 28 years as Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, I am retiring at the end of this week. When I informed the Board of Directors last summer, the year looked endless. Now it is down to days. I wanted to leave you with my hopes and dreams for Loaves & Fishes in the ... read more

A Volunteer For Life

Every Wednesday morning, Sue Gooley arises at 6:30 a.m., hops in the shower, has breakfast, and arrives at the Holy Comforter pantry by 8:50. She sweeps the floor of the entire work area, then hustles around doing whatever needs to be done. Gooley is 94 years old. She look... read more

Where Does Your Treasure Lie? For One Little Girl It’s In a Hotel Cabinet.

By Guest Blogger Marilyn Marks. Last week I accompanied the mother of a family of five to a Loaves & Fishes pantry. The mother was quiet and thankful that the food was there. Her family lives in a hotel room with a microwave and stove top but no oven. Still she smiled whe... read more

Charlotte Beats Denver in Super Bowl Charity Bet

The Carolina Panthers may have lost Sunday to the Denver Broncos, but Charlotte took home the bacon (and beans) thanks to a wager over whether Denver or Charlotte could collect the most food for charity by the end of Super Bowl 50. Mountains of food at Lo... read more

United Methodists Keep Pounding Food Drive vs. Denver, Co.

Hey Charlotte – let’s beat Denver on and off the field! A Food Drive Challenge – Charlotte vs Denver Brought to you by the people of The United Methodist Church From the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: As we look forward t... read more

When you have to make choices – gas, lights or food?

Juanita Reed has a degree from Johnson C. Smith University, is a substitute teacher for children with special needs for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She is recovering from a recent hip replacement and is on leave. She came to the Loaves & Fishes pantry at Holy Co... read more