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Taste of the Upstate Returns as an In-Person Fundraiser

GREENVILLE, SC (May 18, 2021)— After many years of social distancing and gathering virtually, Loaves & Fishes’ annual fundraiser is back in person to celebrate a newfound sense of international connectedness and give guests not only a “Taste of the Upstate,” but also a sample of the Flavors of the World.     On Sunday, May 22, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Zen in downtown Greenville, guests can expect to enjoy small bites of international cuisine, a silent auction and local art auction, and a live performance from the Greenville Jazz Collective. Joining Taste of the Upstate 2022: Flavors of the World are 10 local chefs and restaurants, including plant-based chefs and four Table 301 restaurants. Representing over 10 countries or regions and offering sweet, savory, vegan, and non-vegan tastes are the...

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Charity walk to benefit hunger-fighting efforts locally and abroad

GREENVILLE, SC (March 7, 2022) — Church World Service (CWS) hosts Upstate CROP Hunger Walk in Greenville annually to help eradicate hunger and poverty in our community and around the world through sustainable initiatives. A portion of the funds raised through the Upstate CROP Hunger Walk will benefit Loaves & Fishes (L&F), a local food rescue organization in Greenville County. CROP Hunger Walks across the country raised over $6 million for hunger relief initiatives in 2021. The 2021 Upstate walk had its’ best year ever in its 35-year history, raising over $24,500, with all participant-raised funds directly benefit CWS and L&F. This year’s 5K walk will take place on Sunday, March 20th at 2:30 pm on the Barton Campus of Greenville Technical College. Register to participate or create a team online...

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Healthcare professionals join the fight against food insecurity

Ogles and Brookshire lend their passion and expertise to serve the mission of a local food rescue organization.   GREENVILLE, SC (Nov. 1, 2021)— Loaves & Fishes Greenville (L&F) announced the appointment of Carmen Ogles and Blake Brookshire, PT, DPT, to its Board of Directors. The new members will lend their professional experience and deep community connections to help the organization in its mission to minimize food waste and maximize healthy food access in Greenville County.   Carmen Ogles brings expertise in grass roots community leadership with a focus on addressing community health needs and patient advocacy. Currently serving as the Community Faith Coordinator for the Bon Secours Mercy Health System, she excels in forming relationships with community leaders, facilitating strategic partnerships, and furthering diverse neighborhoods’ goals around improved health and educational opportunities. Ogles...

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Loaves & Fishes Receives Food & Funds from DHG

Loaves & Fishes Receives Food & Funds from Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC GREENVILLE, SC (July 26, 2018) – Dixon Hughes Goodman has made a tremendous impact on the food rescue scene in Greenville County. The local Certified Public Accountants and Advisors have donated more than $11,000 and 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Loaves & Fishes as part of their corporate Count the Cans campaign. They were joined in their efforts by Dixon Hughes Goodman offices across twelve states. Unlike most food drives that take place during the holiday season, DHG holds its annual campaign at the beginning of the summer in response to an increased need among children in our community. Kids who rely on school breakfasts and lunches face going without during summer break, forcing parents to seek alternative sources for food. "Almost half of...

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Greenville Community Helps Fund Food Rescue Truck

GREENVILLE, SC (September 17, 2018) – Loaves & Fishes is Greenville’s food rescue organization that is solely responsible for rescuing 2.3 million pounds of food in 2017 and delivering it to nearly 100 agencies feeding the hungry in our Greenville community. They do all of this with a fleet of three trucks and have recently replaced their aging produce truck thanks to generous community partners. In May, Loaves & Fishes was awarded $50,000 by Greenville Women Giving, which contributed to the fleet replacement project, but they still needed $20,000 to cover the remainder of the replacement truck. That was exactly how much Loaves & Fishes received from The SPINX Company as a beneficiary of the 2018 SPINX Golf Charity Classic. "Greenville Women Giving and SPINX are true partners to the nonprofit...

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A Sold-Out Brunch that Fed Thousands

GREENVILLE, SC (May 2, 2019) — Loaves & Fishes' mission is to take what’s available and multiply it among those in need in Greenville County, so it is no surprise that their most recent fundraising event did just that. Taste of the Upstate has become a staple event in downtown Greenville as it showcases some of the best restaurants in town including Husk, The Lazy Goat, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Northampton Wine + Dine, Nose Dive, Passerelle Bistro, Roost, Smoke on the Water and Buttermilk Sky Pie. Live music from The Greenville Jazz Collective and St. Anthony of Padua Male Choir brought a wonderful touch of New Orleans inspired jazz and gospel to the brunch.  A new contributor to the event, Open Arts Studio displayed seven local artists who auctioned off...

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