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LoavesAndFishesHuntersville Emergency Food Pantry

Huntersville UMC houses a food pantry that is associated with "Loaves and Fishes" of Mecklenburg County. One of nineteen food pantrys country wide, we are open for clients every Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Clients must have a referral and may only come every 45 days. They recieve enough food on each visit to last their family for one week.


The arrival of spring has a major significance for the Food Pantry.  The Postal Carriers Food Drive held the second Saturday in May provides us with needed donations that help carry us through most of the summer. The postal carriers pick up bags of food left by mailboxes and bring them back to the Huntersville Post Office.  Volunteers then load all of these onto trucks and trailers to bring to our pantry.  It is then unloaded, weighed, sorted and stored by other volunteers.  This is a HUGE task (last year we took in approximately 7 tons of food !!) and takes dozens of volunteers to make it run smoothly.  Volunteers will be needed from around 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. that day.  Check your calendar:  if you are able to spare a couple of hours that day we would love to have you come help.   No experience necessary!!  We will gladly train you!!  For more details or to let me know you can volunteer that day email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call me at 704-608-3821. 


Donations of  grits, oatmeal, corn and fruit  are our food focus items for the month of April .  Non food items that we are focusing on this month are any type of toothpaste, toilet paper and bars of soap.  Plastic bags are always needed and appreciated.


Food Pantry hours are Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon.  Service opportunities are still available.  There are openings on Tuesday, Wednesday and the first and third Thursdays of the month.  Serving clients, working the check-in desk, date checking and stocking are all important and necessary tasks.  You do not have to commit to every week, your schedule can be flexible.   Stocking in the pantry after hours (between 1 and 4 p.m.) on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons is still a critical need.  Feel free to contact me by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call me at 704-608-3821 to talk about how we can plug you into this wonderful ministry of our church.