Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
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.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Harris Teeter reported 2013 sales of $4.71 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 26,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.