Scouting for Food is Saturday, Feb. 3
Saturday, February 3, the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be Scouting for Food. Scouts 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.
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
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.