Jelly, Instant Potatoes, Unsweetened Juice, Canned Fruit and Saltines.
Be aware. Loaves & Fishes of Union County Inc. is a volunteer, stand-alone, non-profit and is not affiliated with any other organization. Some organizations with similar names in neighboring counties send appeals for donations to Union residents …but don’t use their money to help Union County people. Only gifts sent to Union County organizations are used in Union County for Union County.
During the last few months many people in Union County didn’t get their food stamps due to problems in the new state-wide computer system. This has put a tremendous load on our local Loaves and Fishes of Union County’s resources. The additional referrals DSS needs to refer to Loaves and Fishes of Union County has caused their weekly grocery bills to triple for several weeks. Union County DSS is working hard to fix the problems and to help Loaves and Fishes of Union County through this challenging period.
If you would like to help Loaves and Fishes of Union County at this troubled time you can mail a check to their P.O. Box 790, Monroe NC 28111-0790 or go to their website to make a donation or drop off a check or some groceries to one of their pantries;. The one in St. Paul’s Episcopal church at the corner of Windsor and Church streets is open 10:00 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday and the other pantry and office is at the back entrance of the Historic Belk building in downtown Monroe and is open on Friday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Loaves and Fishes of Union County is proud to be in its 30th year as a volunteer community food pantry and 501(c)(3) corporation that exists to support neighbors in crisis and distribute food, free of charge, to the many certified needy people of Union County, North Carolina.
Loaves and Fishes of Union County now operates as one of the largest hunger fighting agencies in Union County. Last year alone they distributed over 600,000 pounds of food and nonfood grocery items through agency referral service and USDA’s TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program).
They could not do what they do without community support and a solid set of dedicated volunteers to run the pantries, keep the records, raise the funds and take the responsibilty to sort, inspect and pack groceries for distribution to families in crisis. Last year over 100 volunteers donated thousands of hours and still there was always work to be done.
Loaves and Fishes of Union County is located in Union County to serve Union County.
Thanks for your interest and support.