Boy Scouts from across Mecklenburg County will make door-to-door stops Saturday as part of an annual food drive.
The Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts will collect canned goods to donate to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to help those in need.
Last year the drive collected 255,000 pounds of food for Loaves and Fishes.
Food collection barrels have been placed at local Harris Teeter stores in the Charlotte area. Meanwhile, food also can be dropped off at various sites across the county this weekend.
Officials said major needs this year include canned meat, fruit and pastas, cereal and 100-percent fruit juice
Anyone wishing to drop off food can do so until 4 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the following sites:
• Arboretum Shopping Center at Providence Road and Hwy. 51 in Charlotte
• Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson
• Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd.
• Mulberry Presbyterian Church, 5600 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte
• Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Rd., Mint Hill
• Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Rd., Charlotte
• St. Mark Catholic Church - 14740 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville
• Town Center Plaza, 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte
• Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte