Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts Go Scouting for Food for the Hungry Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 1, the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be Scouting for FoodScouts will go door-to-door throughout Mecklenburg County collecting non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes.  Last year’s Scouting for Food drive collected over 255,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes!

Scouting for Food is the super bowl of food drives for Loaves & Fishes and we depend on food donated to restock pantry shelves depleted during the busy holiday season. Last year, Loaves & Fishes provided a week’s worth of groceries to over 80,000 people in Mecklenburg County. That’s enough to fill Bank of America stadium and almost half were children.

Priority needs include canned fruit (in fruit juice), canned meats, canned pastas, low sodium canned vegetables, cereal and corn muffin mix.  We are especially in need of low sodium, low fat and low sugar items. No glass items please! 

The week prior to Feb. 1, Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts will distribute Scouting for Food printed grocery bags, provided by Harris Teeter, in neighborhoods throughout the county.  If you receive a bag, simply fill it with non-perishable food items and leave outside your home by 9:00 am for pick up by the Scouts on Saturday, Feb. 1st. 

Bags

If you do not receive a bag, you can still give!! You can drop off food donations at any of these locations below Saturday, Feb. 1, 10am-3pm & Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:30pm-2:30pm OR you can make a financial donation here or text 44321 on your mobile phone and enter the code: Scout4Food.   

Scouts will be on hand to collect donations at multiple locations including:

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble St., Davidson

Arboretum Shopping Center – Providence Rd. & Highway 51 (across from the Harris Teeter), Charlotte

Huntersville United Methodist Church – 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville (Saturday, Feb. 1 only drop-off site)

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church – 11501 Bain School Rd., Mint Hill

Sharon Presbyterian Church – 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian – 8601 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte (Saturday, Feb. 1 only drop-off site)

Steele Creek Athletic Association – 13530 Choate Circle, Charlotte

Town Center Plaza – 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte

Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte

My bag was not picked up. If your bag is not picked up, feel free to drop it off at one of the locations above OR check the flyer on your bag for the scout’s contact information OR leave us a message at (704) 594-5807 with your name, phone number and address and we will we arrange for a volunteer to swing by to pick it up.

Scouting for Food is sponsored by Mecklenburg County Council of The Boy Scouts of America, Harris Teeter, WCNC CharlotteCountry 103.7, and Stegall Trucking.