Charlotte food pantry

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3:29 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

Charlotte Food Pantries Provide Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals

A volunteer at the uptown Loaves and Fishes food pantry restocks the fridge with turkeys.
Michael Tomsic

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.

"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."

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