Food Pantry


Effective Monday, April 6:  In an effort to reduce close personal contact, Loaves & Fishes has made the decision to temporarily hold once-a-week mobile food pantries at each of its locations. 

This will allow us to serve up to 300 families in a short timeframe.  As always, you will receive a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries from all five food groups.

Weekly pickup will occur as a drive-through in our Food Pantry parking lot, on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00pm. Referrals are still required; click here for more information.

Thank you for your understanding and please know that we remain dedicated to providing you with nutritionally balanced groceries. We will return to client shopping in the pantry as soon as possible.


The Ada Jenkins Food Pantry, a partner of Loaves and Fishes, allows for client-partners to shop for their own groceries based on a nutritionally balanced shopping list provided by Loaves & Fishes. The shopping list indicates how many items one may choose in each food category. Volunteers assist and help identify how many items from a category a client-partner may take.


Client-partners are eligible to receive food 8 times per year. A referral is required. Referrals must be called in to Loaves & Fishes Administrative Office at 704-523-4333. The office will let you know when and where to pick up your food.

Contact one of the following to make a referral for you to Loaves & Fishes:

  • Church Pastor or local clergy
  • Doctor’s office or other medical provider
  • School Counselor / Social Worker
  • Department of Social Services, Salvation Army, Goodwill
  • Your Ada Jenkins Coordinated Services Specialists or appropriate staff contact

A photo ID is required to complete a referral application. If picking up for another person, a signed letter stating permission to pick up is required.


Monday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM


For more information, contact Heidi Acker, Pantry Coordinator