The Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America will conducts its annual food drive Saturday to supply pantries served by the nonprofit Loaves & Fishes.
Last year, the door-to-door drive collected a record 264,000 pounds of food, which fed 105,000 low-income and elderly people in Mecklenburg County.
There are three ways to participate:
1. Put nonperishable food in Harris Teeter grocery bags that have been distributed by Scouts and leave them outside your home for pickup Saturday. Priority needs include canned meat, canned pastas, cereal, canned fruit and 100 percent fruit juice.
2. Visit any Mecklenburg Couty Harris Teeter Saturday Feb. 1 through Feb. 9 and drop off food in collection barrels.
3. Drop off food at special tractor trailer trucks staffed by scouts at the following locations Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 am to 4 pm or Sunday Feb. 2, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.:
Arboretum Shopping Center, Providence & Highway 51, Charlotte.
Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson.
Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road., Huntersville.
Mulberry Presbyterian Church, 5600 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road., Mint Hill.
Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte.
Town Center Plaza, 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3115 Providence Road, Charlotte.
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