Kara Lopp

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July 14, 2023

Welcome, Will!

We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of our staff, Will Branch, Indian Trail Pantry Manager. (Front row, far right) With his infectious smile and positive attitude Will is quickly becoming a volunteer favorite in Indian Trail! So far, Will says the job has been a “rewarding challenge.” “I wanted […]
July 11, 2023

Thanks Happy Pig Farms!

SHOUT OUT to our new partner, Happy Pig Farms, for donating literally THOUSANDS of pounds of pasture-raised frozen pork products over the past few months! This organic farm in Peachland really cares for our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. THANK YOU! You’ll find them at the Waxhaw Farmers’ Market or […]
July 11, 2023

Getting Ahead: Samantha’s story

Getting Ahead graduate Samantha Covington said when she started attending her Getting Ahead session a few months ago she felt stuck. Her husband lost his job during the pandemic and started his own business repairing motors & transmissions. She owns a catering business, but with two kids, ages 4 and […]
July 11, 2023

Food Lion Feeds donates $4K to feed our neighbors

Local nonprofit Common Heart has received $4,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help Union County neighbors facing food insecurity. That’s enough to provide a week’s worth of groceries to 160 families. Common Heart is one of more than 220 nonprofit organizations in Food Lion’s 10 state-wide footprint […]