Charlotte 49ers & Harris Teeter Raise $1,000 and 152lbs of Food for Scouting for Food

The Charlotte 49ers and Harris Teeter partnered to raise money and gather food at the 49ers’ men’s basketball game against Florida International on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.  For every Niners’ assist during the game, Harris Teeter committed to donate $50 worth of food to the Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County’s “Scouting for Food” program, benefiting Loaves & Fishes.

The team dished out 12 assists in their 95-80 win, which brings Harris Teeter’s total donation to $600. Additionally, Boy Scouts, volunteers from Loaves & Fishes and Harry the Happy Dragon were on-site at Halton Arena collecting canned food and money for “Scouting for Food” before and during the game. They group gathered another $408 and 152 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of the fans.

“Harris Teeter Assists with the Charlotte 49ers was a perfect way to cap off a very successful Scouting for Food,” said Tina Postel, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes. “When our community comes together to “assist” our neighbors in need, we all win in the fight against hunger.”