Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts go Scouting for Food for the Hungry on Saturday, February 2

Saturday, February 2, 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 245,000 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 77,000 people in Mecklenburg County. That’s enough to fill Bank of America stadium! 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.  

There are several ways to participate…

1. SCOUTING FOR FOOD – Saturday, February 2

Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts will distribute Scouting for Food printed grocery bags, provided by Harris Teeter, in neighborhoods throughout the county in the week prior to February 2nd. If you receive a bag, simply fill it with non-perishable food items and leave outside your home by 9am for pick up by the Scouts on Saturday, Feb. 2nd . 

If you do not receive a bag, simply drop off food donations at any Mecklenburg. Co. Harris Teeter!


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

Boy 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, Charlotte

Hope Covenant House – 500 Ingle Street, Charlotte (Sunday, Feb. 3 only drop-off site)

Huntersville United Methodist Church – 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville (Saturday, Feb. 2 only drop-off site)

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

Sharon Presbyerian Church – 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte

Steele Creek Athletic Association – 13530 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC 28277

Town Center Plaza – 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte

Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte

 February 2, 10am-3pm & February 3, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Full HT Barrel

3. VISIT HARRIS TEETER February 2 through February 10

Food Collection barrels will be located in all Mecklenburg Co. Harris Teeter stores through Feb. 10.

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.