Over six years ago, the churches in the Cashiers community came together to combine their outreach efforts to provide food to those in need in the area. The Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry is the result of that collaborative effort. The organization is run totally by volunteers and is made possible by the generous donations from individuals, churches and community service organizations.
The Pantry spokesperson, Carole Stork says “We average over 2,000 family visits annually, distributing approximately two and a half tons on food per month.” She goes on “The people we serve are a mixture of local residents and Latino immigrants who are out of work primarily in the winter months, plus a number of senior citizens.”
On July 2nd, the group will host their Annual Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast to benefit the Pantry. The proceeds from this popular event will support efforts to feed the hungry throughout the year. Join them from 7am until 11am at the Cashiers Community Center on Highway 64 (the Highlands Road). The breakfast organizers are looking for another big turnout this year serving generous portions of food prepared with care and time-tested recipes.
If you cannot attend the breakfast, but would like to donate to the Pantry, send your contribution to Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry, P.O. Box 865, Cashiers NC 28717.