Friday, January 19: Parking lots in some of our pantries continue to be icy. Please check food pantries page for any weather related closures.

Scouting for Food is Saturday, Feb. 3

Saturday, February 3, 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 a over 240,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes.

Bethel Presbyterian

Scouting for Food is the super bowl of food drives for Loaves & Fishes and we depend on the food donated to stock our pantry shelves for several months. Last year, Loaves & Fishes provided a week’s worth of groceries to over 70,000 people in Mecklenburg County, 48% of which were children.

Priority needs include canned meat, canned pastas, cereal, canned fruit and 100% fruit juice, 

There are multiple ways to participate…

1. SCOUTING FOR FOOD – Saturday, February 3

Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts will distribute grocery bags provided by Harris Teeter in neighborhoods throughout the county in the week prior to February 3rd. Simply fill the bags with non-perishable food items and leave outside your home by 9am for pick up by the Scouts on Saturday, Feb. 3rd .  


2. DROP-OFF FOOD DONATIONS AT THESE LOCATIONS – Feb. 3, 10am-3pm & Feb. 5, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Tractor Trailer Trucks will be collecting food at multiple locations including:

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble St., Davidson

Arboretum Shopping Center – Providence Rd. & Highway 51, Charlotte

Bethel Presbyterian Church – 19920 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius

Hope Covenant House – 500 Ingle Street, Charlotte

Huntersville United Methodist Church – 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville

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

Sharon Presbyerian Church – 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte

Town Center Plaza – 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte

Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte

Boy Scouts will be on hand to collect donations February 3, 10am-3pm & February 4, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Full HT Barrel

3. VISIT HARRIS TEETER February 3 through February 11

Food Collection barrels will be located in all Mecklenburg County Harris Teeter stores through Feb. 11.


Scouting for Food is sponsored by Mecklenburg County Council of The Boy Scouts of America, Harris Teeter, NBC Charlotte, The New 103.7 WSOC, and Stegall Trucking.