In spite of the rain the first weekend, and the below freezing temperatures the next, Scouting for Food 2013 was a great success. Along with drop off donations at the Harris Teeter stores in Mecklenburg County, scouts of all ages, their leaders, and parents collected 264,676 pounds of food. This is a new record for Scouting for Food. Job well done!
Mecklenburg County Council would like to thank all the individuals, families and corporations in our community who gave so generously of their food, time, talent, and equipment.
We would also like to thank all the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crew members for walking hundreds of miles distributing the bags one week, and then picking them up and bringing them to the collection sites a week later.
Finally, a big thank you to members of Catawba Lodge #459 Order of the Arrow for all their hard work weighing bags and sorting food at the nine collection sites.
Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s supply of nutritious groceries at no cost to individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis through a network of 19 food pantries in Mecklenburg County. In 2012, Loaves & Fishes fed a record 126,803 people (48% were children).
So, as you can see, your Hard Work, your Good Turn, and your Cheerful Service will really make a difference. Thank you.
Yours In Scouting,
Council Chairman - Scouting for Food 2013