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2/23/2004
The Donations Poured in Proving Charlotte Does Have Heart
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte has Heart food drive raised over 85 tons of food in eight days.
Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter has been a drop off location for the Loaves and Fishes, Charlotte Has Heart Food Drive for three years. This year the Charlotte community went above and beyond.

The food drive ran from Saturday, February 7th through Sunday, February 15th. Thirty-three Harris Teeter stores in the Charlotte area were equipped with two barrels at the front of the store and our customers kept them full. Including other locations throughout town Loaves & Fishes received over 85 tons in food donations.

"Loaves & Fishes is overwhelmed with the response to our Charlotte Has Heart 2004 Food Drive. We know the demand for our service is higher than ever, and it's wonderful to see the Charlotte community respond to that need," notes Beverly Howard, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes.

The Boy Scouts of America are a vital part in the food drive success. They received Harris Teeter paper bags to distribute throughout the community for their Scouting for Food drive. The bags were equipped with donation instructions and a collection date. The Boy Scouts delivered the donations on February 7th helping to fill two Loaves & Fishes tractor-trailers at the Arboretum.

Harris Teeter would like to thank our customers for their generosity and commend the hard work of Loaves & Fishes. These are the people that help stock the shelves of our local food banks year round.