Loaves and Fishes
Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 35 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.
Loaves & Fishes uses a Client Choice model which allows clients to select groceries their family is most likely to eat. Clients are able to choose a specified number of items in the areas of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruit, and dairy based on the size of the family. The number of choices is determined by a Registered Dietitian to ensure that enough food is available to create three meals a day for a week. It is important to the dignity of our clients to feel they have some control and requires them to invest some time in the process. It also allows for greater interaction between clients and volunteers.
Loaves & Fishes administrative offices and warehouse are located in Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road, Suite B Charlotte, NC 28217.
Volunteers do the majority of the work of feeding hungry people in our community and are vital to Loaves & Fishes’ success. Every box of cereal, every can of green beans, every container of yogurt is sorted, inspected and/or packed by a volunteer as it travels into a client’s home.
Opportunities are available for both groups and individuals.
Students, teens, seniors, groups, families, individuals, regular, one-time-only—there is something for everyone age ten and up to do. Volunteer shifts in our warehouse are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 9 to 11am. During busy season, there may be opportunties available in the afternoons. We also host or participate in a number of special events each year for which we also need volunteers.
Call (704)-523-4333 for more information
Visit our website: https://loavesandfishes.org/