Loaves and Fishes http://wfae.org en Charlotte Food Pantries Provide Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-food-pantries-provide-thousands-thanksgiving-meals <p>Thousands of Charlotte families are eating a Thanksgiving meal that was provided by food pantries. Beverly Howard is the director of the 19 Loaves and Fishes pantries in Mecklenburg County. Howard said they gave out close to 1,000 turkeys on Wednesday alone.</p><p>"The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for Loaves and Fishes," Howard said. "When you think about holidays, Thanksgiving is about sharing a meal, so more people need help Thanksgiving week than any other time."</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:29:22 +0000 Michael Tomsic 16362 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Food Pantries Provide Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/poverty-increased-last-year-carolinas <p>Poverty is one the rise in the Carolinas. The Census Bureau announced Thursday morning that almost 100,000 more people were driven into poverty last year in North and South Carolina. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:15:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 5807 at http://wfae.org Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas