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Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc.

COVID-19 Notice

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

Loaves and Fishes of Union County Remains Open NAVIGATING COVID-19 March 20, 2020

As our community is monitoring the COVID-19 virus development, through the guidance of federal, local government, and health officials, Loaves and Fishes of Union County, NC will remain open to stand by our mission of feeding those in need within our community.

We will make assessments and consider ways to further support our community as needs unfold.

The well-being of our volunteer-staff and clients remain extremely important to us. We have made the decision to continue serving our community, but with fewer volunteers and on a limited operational schedule.

Starting Sat, March 21, 2020curbside service will be conducted. Pantry hours will remain 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday ONLY. We will be closed on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

In the effort to help contain the further spread of COVID-19 we will conduct operations in the following manner.

  • For the safety of our clients, we will offer curbside service only until further notice
  • No one will be allowed inside the food pantry except for working volunteer-staff.
  • Clients must present a referral from an Authorized Agency for a one-week food supply. No Exceptions
  • Volunteer-staff will be required to wash their hands prior to the start of their scheduled volunteer time.
  • Volunteer-staff will be required to use proper hand sanitizer and/or wear gloves during scheduled volunteer time.
  • Volunteer-staff will be required to use social distancing during scheduled volunteer time.
  • All counter-tops, doorknobs and grocery carts will be sanitized prior to the start of operation, during pantry operations and at the closing of operations.

How you can help right now?

  • Food donations are appreciated and will be collected during operational hours only. We will collect curbside.
  • Monetary donations are always a blessing. Mail a check or drop-off during operational hours only.
  • Check on your elderly neighbors and family. Ask if they need food or cleaning supplies and donate to them directly.
  • Not everyone has the ability to get out and items remain out of stock at retail stores and online services. *Consider donating some of your own overstocked items within your home. Even small amounts are always appreciated at this crucial time.

Your cooperation and community support are much needed at this time. Please consider the following to keep aligned with federal and local government, and health officials.

About Us

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based community food pantry program that exists to support local families in crisis.

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. operates as one of the largest hunger fighting agencies located in Monroe, North Carolina. Food is distributed free of charge to agency certified people of Union County up to three times in a twelve-month period.

We could not do this without community support and a solid set of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers and board members run the pantry, keep client records, raise funds, take responsibility to sort, inspect and pack groceries for distribution to families in crisis.

Our Story

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. was founded in 1983. In 1984, incorporated as a volunteer, non-profit, charitable entity and is operated by unpaid volunteers serving Union County in North Carolina.

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. is grateful to Union County Department of Social Services and Episcopal Diocese of Charlotte for the initial seed grants and the housing arrangement at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Monroe, North Carolina. The pantry space and involvement of key members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church congregation provided continuity and has kept administrative costs low, allowing more funds to be spent for the purpose of the organization.

Funds and food come to Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. from local individuals, local congregations, civic and church groups, businesses, independent drives and local schools.


95% of your dollar to Loaves and Fishes of Union County buys food. Overhead is continuously kept under 5%.

Donate by Mail

You may mail a check made payable to:

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc.
P.O. Box 790
Monroe, NC 28111

Donate by Credit Card

Please be patient with us as we are under construction.

Credit card donations will be added back as soon as we work out all the details. Thank you for your patience.

Food Donations to Our Pantry

Nearly 80% of the food we distribute in a year has been donated directly to our pantries. We rely on the community to supply nutritious food and toiletries for our neighboring families in crisis.

Food Drives

Organizing a food drive at your work, club, church or neighborhood is a great way to give back to the community and to raise awareness of area food needs.

Several large food drives are conducted each year through local schools, churches, businesses, civil groups and an annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger® food drive. These drives provide the bulk of our food, but our needs continue to grow as the number of families in crisis grow and food prices rise.

Matching Gifts

Double your financial donation by participating in your company’s matching gift program.

Some companies are now making a financial contribution for volunteer hours served.

Check with your human resource department. Thank you!

Estate Plan Consideration

Please consider making Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc. a part of your estate plan. Thank you!

Board Members

Michael Morris (2020/2022)


Christine Sammons (2020/2022)

Vice President

Michelle Rackley (2020/2022)


Christine Morris (2020/2022)


Tim Orrey (2020/2022)

Board Member/Chief Food Buyer

Herb Joiner, Bill Colt, Peter Arkright, Henry Morris, Brady Greene, Tim Orrey

Past Presidents

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc.
P.O. Box 790
Monroe, NC 28111

Food Pantry Address

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
116 South Church Street
Monroe, NC 28112

Telephone Number: (Example: 704-111-2345)




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