Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is now Nourish Up!

Today, January 11, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays unveiled a new name – Nourish Up – and a new brand, signaling a new chapter for this organization that has been fighting food insecurity in our community for nearly half a century. “We are excited to announce a new name that proudly celebrates our deep history rooted in compassion and our bright, innovative future. Nourish Up succinctly captures our mission – an organization committed to lifting our community through food,” shares Tina Postel, CEO of Nourish Up, formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. “At Nourish Up we will continue to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to healthy food...
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Harvest Haul’s Lori Brantner Awarded the 2024 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals and groups who make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. An individual or group from the public, nonprofit, and private sector may be nominated for this recognition award by a community member to their county-designated coordinator.  Lori Brantner’s passion to provide nutritional fresh produce to the underserved led her to create Harvest Haul in 2020. Harvest Haul is a program of committed volunteers who come to the Farmers Market every Saturday, cultivate relationships with farmers, and coordinate the pickup, delivery, and distribution of freshly harvested unsold fruits and vegetables...
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On the Move to the Hunger Hub

Nourish Up has had quite a historic start to 2024. Not only did we announce our exciting rebrand this January, but in April, we also turned the page to quite a new chapter.   An exciting new chapterIt cannot be said enough, our mission is steadfast: To nourish our neighbors with food and compassion.   In addition to unveiling the Nourish Up brand in January, our team moved into its new location at the Hunger Hub in early April. While we are still being renovated and under construction, all operations and administrative offices have moved to 901 Carrier Drive. We celebrated this new chapter with staff and Board members on Monday morning, April 8...
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Subaru of America and Subaru South Charlotte Deliver 2023 Subaru Share the Love® Event Donation to Nourish Up 

Subaru of America, Inc. (“SOA”) and Subaru South Charlotte presented a check for $83,640 to Nourish Up as a local beneficiary in the 2023 Subaru Share the Love Event® In its 16th year, Subaru’s signature philanthropic event has donated more than $287 million to more than 2,100 charity partners nationwide. At the conclusion of the 2023 Subaru Share the Love Event®, the automaker and Subaru South Charlotte have donated $562,227 to charity.  From mid-November through the end of the calendar year, with every new Subaru purchased or leased, Subaru donated $250 to each customer’s choice of charities...
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Network Build Grow G.I.V.E.s Back 

They showed a lot of love for Nourish Up.   Now it’s time to show a little back for Network Build Grow — otherwise known as NBG! Let’s hear it for this amazing organization with a primary focus on helping community members achieve small business success. NBG does this by providing access to an active and engaged network of peer business owners and personal and professional growth opportunities.   Giving back to the community through support of local non-profit agencies is also a huge priority. NBG does so through its G.I.V.E. initiative:   Generosity...
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Partnership with Harvest Haul Provides Fresh Produce 

Lori Brantner - Harvest Haul Nourish Up provides groceries and meals to our neighbors in need.   One of the ways we are able to do so is through community food drives that allow us to collect, store, and distribute non-perishable groceries to thousands in our community.   At the same time, we know that it is critical to also provide fresh, healthy, nourishing foods – foods such as fresh produce that add important vitamins and nutrients and expand healthy options.  One community program with a great mission that makes this possible is Harvest Haul. Harvest Haul does just what its name says...
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