Loaves and Fishes expands delivery with personalized online ordering


Charlotte-based Loaves and Fishes is using about $3 million in US bailout funding to create an Instacart-like interface for online ordering.

CHARLOTTE, NC – Loaves and Fishes/Friendship Trays, a Charlotte-based food pantry that provides groceries and meals to individuals and families in need, is expanding its home delivery service by allowing users to personalize their orders.

Loaves and Fishes received around $3 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan and is using it to create a user interface similar to the popular grocery delivery app Instacart. This will allow people to choose what’s in their box before it’s delivered to the door.

Since launching home delivery in April 2020, Loaves and Fishes has fed over 24,000 people. Danielle Moore, director of community outreach for Loaves and Fishes, says they expect to feed even more people this year through the new ordering system.

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Loaves and Fishes recently merged with Friendship Trays, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg meals-on-wheels provider, to form Loaves and Fishes/Friendship Trays. The organization said the merger will increase access and distribution of healthy food and groceries for those in need in Mecklenburg County.

Lexi Wilson will report on the new online delivery service for breads and fish/friendship platters. This report airs during WCNC Charlotte News at 5:30 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

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