Food Pantry

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