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 delivering 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
of food in 2021, including:

Fresh produce

Dairy products

Canned goods

Frozen meats

Prepared foods

Bread and other bakery items

We currently partner with over 107 agencies. 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 2.4 million pounds of food to our 107 partner agencies in Greenville County.

Our Team

Tessa May

Executive Director
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Israel Greene
Rescue Driver

Nathaniel McCrary
Director of Operations
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Demarcus Vernon
Rescue Driver

Jessica Nihiser
Volunteer Coordinator
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Naomi Horne
Director of Philanthropy
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Our Board


Alex Vitou, Chair
Dodge Industrial, Inc.

Anthony Quartararo, Vice Chair

Jesse Hansford, Treasurer
Professional Planning & Wealth


Marian L. Bowers, United Community Bank

Jonathan Philipsen, Green Cloud Technologies

Carolyn Dickerson, Food Pantry Coordinator
Bibleway Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church

Michael McAbee, Fifth Third Bank

Rachel Hunt, Hope Streams Counseling, LLC

Blake Brookshire, Roger C. Peace Inpatient Rehabilitation

Carmen Ogles, Bon Secours Health System

Kathryn Burke, Southern First Bank








Members Emeritus

Carol Ann Bell, Community Volunteer

Will Hodge, Pinnacle Financial Partners

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

Jake Cluverius, Merrill Lynch

John Meachum, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Marilyn Messer, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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.