Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is the official “Good Turn for America” for the Mecklenburg County Council,

and we need everyone’s help.  Saturday February 1, 2020, is Scouting For Food collection day.

Saturday February 1 – WCNC – NBC Charlotte

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. - Live from the Arboretum with Larry Sprinkle, Loaves & Fishes, and

Mecklenburg County Council Scouts.  Be sure to watch for the annual Parade of food between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.


Text to Donate

This year we have a new way to give!  You can make a financial donation in honor of your scout by texting 44321 on your mobile phone. Type in the code: Scout4Food and you will be directed to a donate page.



No More Barrels

Harris Teeter will no longer have the red Loaves & Fishes collection barrels inside each store.  If we missed you, you can drop off food donations at any of these locations below Saturday, Feb. 1, 10am-3pm & Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:30pm-2:30pm or call the number on the flyer on your bag. You can also call Loaves & Fishes at 704-523-4333. For further details, please visit Loaves & Fishes website at


Scouts will be on hand to collect donations at these locations

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble St., Davidson

Arboretum Shopping Center – Providence Rd. & Highway 51 (across from the Harris Teeter), Charlotte

Huntersville United Methodist Church – 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville (Saturday, Feb. 1 only drop-off site)

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church – 11501 Bain School Rd., Mint Hill

Sharon Presbyterian Church – 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian – 8601 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte (Saturday, Feb. 1 only drop-off site)

Steele Creek Athletic Association – 13530 Choate Circle, Charlotte

Town Center Plaza – 8600 University City Blvd., Charlotte

Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte


Priority needs include canned fruit (in fruit juice), canned meats, canned pastas, low sodium canned vegetables, cereal and corn muffin mix.  We are especially in need of low sodium, low fat and low sugar items. No glass items please!


There are some important changes to this upcoming food drive. Please Review this years Leader's Guide

Scouting For Food Unit Territories Map

Open the list by clicking top left of the map, then find your unit to see your unit's boundaries. OR Click top right to view in Google.

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