Who does Loaves & Fishes serve?

We meet the basic hunger needs of people in our community by providing access to nutritious food.

How does Loaves & Fishes serve ?

Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 23 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

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.

Where and when does Loaves & Fishes serve?

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Harrison Church Food Pantry in the Community Outreach building, we serve clients between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Now serving on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as well.

What opportunities are open for new volunteers who want to try serving with Loaves & Fishes and how do they get connected? 

Loaves & Fishes needs weekly volunteers to rotate on/off the calendaring to ensure we have ability to serve the clients who arrive.  Please send an email to humcl.f@gmail.com or  by clicking here. We will give you important information about available dates to serve.  We are always interested in new volunteers and training will be provided.

Current pantry needs :

  • 100% fruit juice
  • Canned peaches
  • Canned pineapple
  • Canned mandarin oranges


To find out more about Loaves and Fishes in Charlotte you can visit the website www.loavesandfishes.org.