Mecklenburg County, NC, 2015-2-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 through Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, Harris Teeter will be collecting non-perishable food items in all of its Mecklenburg County stores to benefit Loaves & Fishes, a food pantry program which provides a week’s worth of nutritious groceries at no cost to individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis. The food drive in Harris Teeter stores will supplement the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts’ Scouting for Food drive held on Feb. 7.
The 2014 Scouting for Food drive collected a record 240,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes’ 20 food pantries. According to Loaves & Fishes, priority needs for 2015 include: canned meat, canned pastas, cereal, canned fruit and 100% fruit juice.
There are three ways to participate…
1. Visit Harris Teeter stores in Mecklenburg County, Feb. 7 – Feb. 15 and drop-off donations in the Scouting for Food collection barrels found in the lobby.
2. If you received a grocery bag from the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts, fill it with non-perishable food items and leave it outside your home for pick-up Saturday, Feb. 7.
3. Drop-off food donations at eight convenient locations throughout Charlotte on Feb. 7 from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. or Feb. 8 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The locations are:
|Arboretum Shopping Center||Providence & Highway 51, Charlotte, N.C.|
|Ada Jenkins Center||212 Gamble St., Davidson, N.C.|
|Huntersville United Methodist Church||14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville, N.C.|
|Mulberry Presbyterian Church||5600 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, N.C.|
|Philadelphia Presbyterian Church||11501 Bain School Rd., Mint Hill, N.C.|
|Sharon United Methodist Church||4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N.C.|
|Town Center Plaza||8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.|
|Trinity Presbyterian Church||3115 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.|
Scouting for Food is sponsored by The Boy Scouts of America, Harris Teeter, NBC Charlotte, The New 103.7 WSOC and Stegall Trucking.