Throughout the year The New 103.7 teams up time and time again with Loaves & Fishes to help provide groceries and food for those in need throughout the Charlotte area. This past weekend was the annual Boy Scouts ‘Scouting For Food’ throughout Mecklenburg county. Its all starts when the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts go all throughout the streets of the county to disperse brown paper bags to be filled. Then this past Saturday they come back through to pick up all the bags that were filled up and left for them. They then bring all the bags back, sort them, and help stock the Loaves & Fishes multiple pantries.
Last year they collected a record 255,000 pounds of food that was all given to families here in the Mecklenburg county area. I mean last year Loves & Fishes fed 126,803 people in the county so the food that the scouts helps collect really does a lot. I was lucky enough to be part of the Huntersville United Methodist Church location Saturday where i met a few scouts and watched as car loads pulled up to drop off bags of food.
It really takes a lot of work but the Boy Scouts go the extra length and make it all happen! Now if you didn’t get to fill up that bag and get it out for the Scouts or still want to donate more food, its so easy! Just stop by your local Mecklenburg County Harris Teeter store before February 10th and look for the Food Collection barrels. Every little bit helps!
Earlier this year we also teamed up with Loaves & Fishes for our annual Stout Pull in which we raised a bunch of money for the pantries! They do a lot for our community and if you are looking to donate or find out how you can help check their Official Website.