Who We Are - Loaves and Fishes
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Who We Are

A Dream and a Mission

 

Loaves & Fishes reduces hunger in Greenville County through rescuing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to partner agencies for distribution to those in need. We serve as a vital conduit through which businesses can contribute to the community in a meaningful way and surplus food can be maximized. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity among our neighbors by working to ensure no good food goes to waste.

We rescued and delivered over
2.1 MILLION POUNDS
of food in 2016, including:

Fresh produce

Dairy products

Canned goods

Frozen meats

Prepared foods

Bread and other bakery items

We currently partner with 94 agencies and counting. They include:

Single meal providers, such as soup kitchens and breakfast programs

Nonprofit child care and after school/summer programs

Shelters and group homes

Senior programs

Community centers

Low income housing for seniors and disabled citizens

Therapeutic programs supporting special populations

Our Story

Sam-HuntLoaves & Fishes was founded in Greenville in 1991 after local banker Sam Hunt read about City Harvest, a food rescue organization in New York City. Knowing that hunger was a problem in Greenville and recognizing that a significant amount of high quality perishable food was being discarded rather than effectively utilized to feed the hungry, he engaged a number of his contacts in founding Loaves & Fishes.

From that first year, when 25,000 pounds were rescued, Loaves & Fishes has grown to rescue and deliver over 2.1 million pounds of food to our nearly 100 partner agencies in Greenville County.

Our Team

Paulette Dunn
Head Hunger Fighter
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Jason Owens
Food Getter & Hauler

Breean O’Neill
Development Manager
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Jon Place
Food Getter & Hauler

Katie Plowman
Rescue Route Conductor
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Ken Valine
Food Getter & Hauler

Bill Shell
Produce Wrangler
Email Bill

Our Board

Officers

Bob Bunchman, Chairman
Flynn Wealth Management

Will Hodge, Vice Chairman
BNC Bank

John Meachum, Treasurer
Dixon Hughes Goodman

Members

Orestes Baez, Strategic Planner

Jake Cluverius, Raymond James

Angela Hutcheson, Carolina Dermatology of Greenville

Karolyn Mulvaney, Summit Media

Grice Hunt, NAI Earle Furman Inc.

Robert H. Williams, Dority & Manning

Marilyn Messer, Retired Director of HR

Members Emeritus

Carol Ann Bell, Community Volunteer

Ana Davis, Godshall Staffing

Jon Good, NAI Earle Furman

Beverly Henderson, Community Volunteer

Brad Hughes, Allstate

Terrie Long, Greenville Health System

Bob Munnich, Larkin’s on the River & Grill Marks

Tyson Smoak, Pintail Capital

Chef Patrick Wagner, Culinary Institute of the Carolinas

Marsha Woods, United Community Bank

Financial Transparency

We feel that part of genuine service to the community is being open about our finances. Learn how we allocate our funds in the document to the right.