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Loaves & Fishes gets 250,000 pounds of food

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    Donated cans of vegetables fill a box at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse in south Charlotte Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Workers and volunteers spent the day sorting thousands of pounds of food collected by the Boy Scouts during their annual food drive.
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    Director of Warehouse Operations, Dean Burt unloads boxes of donated food at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse in south Charlotte Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Workers and volunteers spent the day sorting thousands of pounds of food collected by the Boy Scouts during their annual food drive.
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    Beverly Howard, executive director of Loaves & Fishes, is delighted as she watches boxes of food being unloaded at the agency’s warehouse.
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    Volunteer Bob Wilson, left, and warehouse assistant Jackie Moore unload donated food at the Loaves & Fishes south Charlotte warehouse Tuesday. Workers and volunteers spent the day sorting it out.
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Executive Director Beverly Howard counts boxes of donated food inside a tractor-trailer at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse in south Charlotte Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Workers and volunteers spent the day sorting thousands of pounds of food collected by the Boy Scouts during their annual food drive.

The annual Scouting for Food drive in Mecklenburg County has so far collected an estimated 250,000 pounds of food this week for Loaves & Fishes pantries. Organizers say 4,000 Scouts gathered food Saturday from neighborhood donors. Vance Ayscue of Troop 118 collected 2,107 pounds of food. The drive continues through Sunday, with donors asked to bring nonperishable food items to any Harris Teeter in Mecklenburg County. Campaign officials hope to exceed last year’s total of 264,000 pounds of food.

Mark Price

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