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Loaves & Fishes Pantry @ Harrison United Methodist Church
Pineville, NC 28134
Details: Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 20 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 Dietician 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. In a short-term crisis, a week’s worth of groceries from Loaves & Fishes can help mean the difference between paying the rent, utilities, for medicine or feeding your family. To visit a Loaves & Fishes’ pantry you must have a referral. A referral can come from a church pastor, clergy member, medical provider, school counselor, or many of the human service agencies located in Mecklenburg County. The referring agency must call Loaves & Fishes on your behalf to make the referral. Loaves & Fishes provides assistance with groceries to be prepared in your home. We do not provide assistance with rent or utilities. You may receive a referral no more than once in 45 days. Loaves & Fishes Pantry @ Harrison United Methodist Church Hours of Operation: Tuesday: 10:00 - 1:00, Thursday: 10:00 - 1:00