Loaves & Fishes Blog

Summer and the living ain’t easy

How can it be this hot before summer officially gets here? We’re in the midst of a two week hot spell with temperatures in the mid to high 90’s every day. Not the way I picture June in the Piedmont. That makes me think of all the different ways we picture summer. For most ... read more

Meet Me in Galilee

Spring always brings new life! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or just the beauty of a Carolina spring; new opportunities, new possibilities and new growth are everywhere you look. April has brought some rebirth to Loaves & Fishes. After a couple of years of turmoil, ... read more

The Discipline of Choice

At a recent board meeting I heard a very different take on Lent. After identifying the meaning of Lent for those not familiar with it, the speaker talked about the centuries old practice of giving something up for Lent. Except this time it was from the perspective of families w... read more

‘Scouting for Food’ Teaches the Meaning of a Good Turn

By Rebecca Novak Tibbitt From MomsCharlotte.com Thanks to the generosity of the Charlotte community and thousands of Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, siblings and their parents, the 2015 Scouting for Food collection netted 260,004 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes... read more

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow……

Like many others, the icy weather gave me an unexpected day off. The ice closed down much of Charlotte for 24 hours. I enjoyed an enforced stay-at-home day – slept late, worked on my taxes, read by the gas logs. Unfortunately most of the people who turn to Loaves & Fishes fo... read more

Give Them The Sauerkraut!

Long before I became associated with Loaves & Fishes my church held a food drive 4 times a year. My most vivid memory of those days was asking my five year old son “John, what shall we donate to Loaves & Fishes today?” After checking out all the choices in the pantry he inv... read more