2021 Scouting For Food Drive By Charlotte Area Boy Scouts: February 6

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Help Feed Hungry Greater Charlotte Neighbors In Need

 

Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops from all around the Charlotte metro area in Mecklenburg County will be "SCOUTING FOR FOOD" this coming Saturday, February 6th beginning at 9:00 AM. Hundreds of Boy Scouts across Mecklenburg and surrounding counties hung door tags this past Saturday ahead of Scouting For Food. Thousands will be participating in collecting donations on Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th.


Even in as affluent an area as Greater Charlotte, North Carolina, there are still too many families who go hungry as a result of economic crises, especially this year after a year of pandemic conditions. 130,000 Charlotte residents and one in five children in Mecklenburg County live in poverty. I was astonished to find out that North Carolina ranks in the top 10 for the nation’s hungriest states. Last year the Scouting For Food drive in the Charlotte metro area collected a record 278,000 pounds of food (18,000 pounds more than in 2019)! 

 

 

 

 

Is Your Donation Bag Ready?

 

Local Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Scouts will be collecting food for Loaves & Fishes on February 6th from Charlotte neighborhoods (like mine). I already have a bag filled and waiting to be put on my front porch on February 6th for pickup (with more to fill). No reason to limit yourself to just one bag -- why not fill up a second bag for this terrific cause? Harris Teeter is having an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G promotion this week on pasta and canned vegetables. You could fill up several bags for less than $10. 

 

 

Loaves and Fishes Mecklenburg County

 

All food collected by Charlotte Boy Scouts will be distributed by Loaves & Fishes through its pantry locations in Mecklenburg County. Loaves & Fishes provides a week's supply of groceries to families and individuals facing economic hardship/crisis.

 

In 2019 Loaves & Fishes providedgroceries to over 80,000 people in Mecklenburg County. Almost half of the recipients were children. In 2020 that number rose to over 120,000 and is expected to increase in 2021. Right now Loaves & Fishes are feeding some 2,000 people each week.

 

The Scouting For Food Drive is the largest single drive each year in support of the Loaves & Fishes pantries throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DONATE TO THE "SCOUTING FOR FOOD" DRIVE:

Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Scouting For Food 2017Most in demand/need are:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned pasta
  • 100% real fruit juices
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork and beans
  • Corn muffin mix

 

All canned and boxed foods are welcome. There's especially a great need for low sodium, low sugar, and low fat items. (No glass containers or frozen food, please.) Loaves & Fishes always needs personal care items and diapers in all sizes, as well.

 

So please be generous this year and contribute as much as you can to our neighbors in need. The need this year is greater than ever.

 

 

DROP-OFF FOOD DONATIONS AT THESE LOCATIONS IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY: 

Scouts will be on hand to collect donations from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 6th and from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 7th at the following locations:

 

  • Ada Jenkins Center: 212 Gamble Street, Davidson (Saturday, February 6th only)

  • Arboretum Shopping Center: Providence Road & Highway 51, Charlotte

  • Huntersville United Methodist Church: 14005 Stumptown Road. Huntersville (Saturday, February 6th only)

  • Philadelphia Presbyterian Church:  11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill

  • Sharon Presbyerian Church:  5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte

  • South Mecklenburg Presbyterian – 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte (Saturday, February 6th only)

  • Steele Creek Athletic Association: 13530 Choate Circle, Charlotte (Saturday, February 6th only)

  • Town Center Plaza:  8600 University City Boulevard, Charlotte

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church:  3115 Providence Road, Charlotte (Saturday, February 6th only)

 

 

Want To Make A Financial Donation? Did you know that $33 provides an emergency food bos with a week's worth of groceries? Click here to donate.  Or text 44321 on your mobile phone and enter the code: Scout4Food.                                                        

 

Supporting Loaves & Fishes Throughout The Year

 

By the way, you don't need to wait for the annual Scouting For Food project. You can help support Loaves & Fishes throughout the year by adopting a pantry and/or conducting your own food drive or volunteering at its warehouse. Loaves & Fishes offers volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals. And, of course, you can always make a monetary donation

                                                                                           

Did you know?

$1,000 provides 4,348 nutritionally balanced meals.

$500 provides 235 children with cheese and yogurt for a week.

$100 provides 41 children with fresh meat and eggs for a week. 

$50 provides cereal and fruit for 25 children.

 

 

This information about Greater Charlotte's Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food Drive is provided by Nina Hollander and the Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty.

 

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Comments (28)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Rocky Dickerson hi Rocky... this Scouting for Food drive is often referred to as the superbowl of food drives in our area... such an important event in our local efforts to provide food to the food insesure in the region.

Feb 01, 2021 07:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley good morning, Roy... thanks for stopping by... are you snowed in today?

Feb 01, 2021 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... I'm always appalled by the amount of food insecurity and hunger in our nation given how much abundance of food there is. I do what I can to shed a light on this.

Feb 01, 2021 07:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 good morning, Sheila... the amount of  food insecurity in our nation is beyond comprehension if you ask me... and the pandemic has only made it worse.

Feb 01, 2021 07:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - "Scouting For Food," is a great slogan! I'm afraid the hunger lines are growing longer every single day. I do believe Scouts can and do make a difference. 

Feb 01, 2021 08:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... the Scouts make a huge difference here in the Charlotte region... that much I know.

Feb 01, 2021 08:34 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nina Hollander -  this is a wonderful project for the Scouts since so many in need are children.

Feb 01, 2021 08:37 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

This is a wonderful way of instilling in young people the value of giving to others.  Happy Monday.  A

Feb 01, 2021 08:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... no doubt about that... here in the Charlotte region one child in five is food insecure. It's a horrible statistic... and with schools closed and so many kids depending on school meals it's really difficult right now.

Feb 01, 2021 09:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I was a Brownie and Girl Scout for quite a few years... and they did instill the value of giving and sharing. Those are lessons that need to be taught and learned early on.

Feb 01, 2021 09:08 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

They do not do that in our town just the mailman and that pick up day has to be soon.  Such a worthwhile cause

Feb 01, 2021 09:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva we have that USPS food drive here, as well, each spring. Our winter food drive is spearheaded by the Boy Scouts.

Feb 01, 2021 10:10 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina,  Good that the boy scouts are doing this to help people out.  I am not sure if our scouts do it here in Denver,

 

Feb 01, 2021 10:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... this is always a huge food drive in the Charlotte region the first Saturday of February. But I've never been sure that it's a nationwide scouting event.

Feb 01, 2021 10:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina the Boys Scouts do a lot of good work.  It is a shame the organization has run into issues in recent years.

Feb 01, 2021 11:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto I know, George... when I hear the news reports about what the Boy Scouts organization has been going through I'm totally gob-smacked.

Feb 01, 2021 12:01 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander - this is such a thoughtful PDA that you have done.  Especially this time of year and with the pandemic.  I hope there are many, many, contributions.

Feb 01, 2021 12:21 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri...this is one of my favorite food drives in the Charlotte area and I do an annual post to remind people... we always have a great need, but this year it's just sky-rocketed.

Feb 01, 2021 01:58 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If a boy scout knocked on my door, I would definitely gather up some canned food for him.

Feb 02, 2021 05:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... don't be waiting for any Boy Scouts to knock on your door... they are only picking up what you leave on your porch or by your front door! :)

Feb 02, 2021 05:24 AM