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Harris Teeter, Loaves & Fishes go SCOUTING FOR FOOD with Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts, Feb. 1 – 9

Harris Teeter, Loaves & Fishes go SCOUTING FOR FOOD with Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts, Feb. 1 – 9

Matthews, N.C. – Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 through Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, 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. 1.

The 2013 Scouting for Food drive collected a record 264,000 pounds of food for Loaves & Fishes’ 19 food pantries. According to Loaves & Fishes, priority needs for 2014 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. 1 – Feb. 9 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. 1.

3. Drop-off food donations at eight convenient locations throughout Charlotte on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. or Feb. 2 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.