We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

LoavesAndFishesHuntersville Emergency Food Pantry

Huntersville UMC houses a food pantry that is associated with "Loaves and Fishes" of Mecklenburg County. One of twenty food pantrys country wide, we are open for clients every Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Clients must have a referral and may only come every 45 days. They recieve enough food on each visit to last their family for one week.

February started with a BIG BANG!  The Scouting for Food Drive was held Saturday, February 4th.  It was a huge success!!  The Scouts collected and dropped off 27,400 pounds of food from Saturday the 4th through Monday, February 12th.   We have stocked all of our shelves and storage areas.  The remaining food was picked up by Loaves and Fishes to be distributed to other pantries who are not direct recipients on collection day.  60 volunteers, plus the scouts, volunteered approximately 250 hours to make this all happen.  Scout leaders, scouts, food pantry volunteers, and first time volunteers from the community worked side by side to make the day run smoothly and efficiently on Saturday the 4th.  Regular food pantry volunteers continued the process during the next couple of weeks.  

A special ** THANK YOU** to the staff and students at Legacy Leadership Academy who volunteered their time and efforts, on Wednesday February 8th, to help sort food.  36 students and 5 adults put in a combined 51 hours to empty Scouting for Food bags and sort it for storage. 

There was a young girl and her mom who volunteered their time on the day of the food drive.  The young girl then proceeded to go out in the community and do one of her own.  She collected 225 pounds of food which she brought to our pantry.  We applaud and appreciate this extra effort on her part!!  THANK YOU for a job well done.

Our community continues to see the need to provide this service and is always extremely generous.  We now have a wonderful variety of items to offer our clients when they come to do their shopping.

Findings from the 2016 Client Survey: 

  •  79% of the head of households had at least a high school diploma
  • 75% of responders own or rent their home or apartment
  • 82% of responders indicated they would use the money saved by coming to Loaves and Fishes to either pay rent or electric and/or gas bills
  • 93% of clients surveyed worried that their food supply would run out before money was available to buy more

These are the families you help when you reach out by donating food, your time and your energy to this ministry. 

At this time we are in need of one or two  more volunteers to work in the pantry on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.  We are also looking for one person to do a pick up on Wednesday mornings around 10:30 a.m.  There are numerous other tasks to choose from and we will gladly train you. Come be a part of a very special group of dedicated volunteers. For more information please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call me at 704-608-3821.

This month our food donation request is for canned fruit or boxes of oatmeal or grits.  Our non-food request this month is for any type of cleaning supply or toiletry item. We are running a little low on plastic grocery bags.  We will gladly recycle your plastic bags for you.

Thank you in advance for you continued support.  Drop in to see us in action any time. Volunteering is a heart warming experience.

In service to Christ

Wanda