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Make a Difference: Scouting For Food collects record number of donations

At a time when donations were needed the most, the community generously donated food worth more than $770,000 to Scouting For Food.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Area Scouts collected a record 328,723 pounds of food during a pandemic when the need has never been greater.

WCNC Charlotte teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to make a different in the community and help fight hunger.  Scouts with the Mecklenburg County Council, Central NC Council and Palmetto Council went door to door on Saturday, February 6 to collect much needed donations for various food pantries.

Mecklenburg County Council, the largest participating council, posted a record 328,723 pounds of food, an 18 percent increase from last year.  The Palmetto Council, saw a 57% increase in donations and the Central NC Council saw a 26% increase donations.

All of the donations collected by the Mecklenburg County Council benefit Loaves & Fishes.  Scouting For Food is their single largest food drive of the year.  The food collected will help feed families through the spring and summer.  The pandemic has caused Loaves & Fishes to feed almost twice as many people every week.

Donations collected by the Central NC Council and Palmetto Council benefit many different nonprofits in the area.