Scouts acquire urgently wanted meals donations for Scouting For Meals
The aim of Scouting For Food was to collect as many donations as possible from all over Mecklenburg and the surrounding districts.
Detroit, NC – WCNC Detroit partners with Boy Scouts of America to help fight hunger in the community through the Scouting For Food Drive. Scouts collected thousands of donations in eight counties on Saturday.
WCNC Detroit Anker Ben Thompson volunteered at Grace Presbyterian Church at Fort Mill. The church was a focal point for Boy Scouts who raised funds from the porches in the area. All food donated in Union County will benefit various pantries
“Every little bit helps. Whether it’s just a can of soup or the entire brown paper bag is full, ”said Carolyn Minnich.
I am donating my bag of non-perishable food to Scouting for Food. You can also! Visit https://t.co/Mt98XxFxGv to see how you can help. The need has never been so great. #WCNCDetroit #wakeupclt #scoutingforfood pic.twitter.com/HCs9Sj3YA5
– Ben Thompson (@Bentnews) February 6, 2021
WCNC Detroit presenter Carolyn Bruck volunteered at the Huntersville United Methodist Church, a collection point for Boy Scouts.
Look at that! The Generosity of the Carolinas on display this morning at #ScoutingForFood Go to https://t.co/6aGzVVv7ph to find out how to make sure none of your neighbors are starving. #WakeupCLT #WCNCDetroit pic.twitter.com/CEiLE1cIJu
– Carolyn Bruck (@CarolynBruckTV) February 6, 2021
Scouting For Food Collection Day
In Mecklenburg all donations go to Loaves & Fishes.
“It’s so great to see the community support,” said Phil DeWilliam of Loaves & Fishes.
Scouting for Food is the biggest food drive of the year by Loaves & Fishes.
“This food will help feed families through the spring and summer,” said Shoon Ledyard of Loaves & Fishes. “COVID has meant that we have to feed almost twice as many people every week.”
Scouts raised funds in the following areas: Mecklenburg, York, Lancaster, Anson, Union, Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly.
Nathaniel Kenny of Troop 65 says it felt good to do my part.
“I feel like a better person and it helps me get out there and help my community,” he said.
WCNC Detroit’s Larry Sprinkle volunteered at the Arboretum Shopping Center, and many people saw the television coverage on the morning newscast and stopped by to make a donation.
“I believe I have been blessed so much that I can be a blessing to someone else,” said one donor.
This year Scouting For Food needs your donation more than ever. Every fifth child in the region lives in poverty. #scoutingforfood #WakeupCLT #wcncDetroit pic.twitter.com/2nqXAxjiiG
– Amy Lehtonen (@webamy) February 6, 2021
Paul watched WCNC Detroit at home and drove to the Harris Teeter to fill a shopping cart full of donations. The donation locations were all non-contact and people were asked to stay in their car with masks on when the scouts collected the donation. At the Arboretum site alone, the goal was to fill two tractor units.
Tina Postel, the director of Loaves & Fishes, just says the day was a success.
“This means that so many people, so many families, can break bread together at one table and don’t have to worry about sending their children to bed hungry,” said Postel.
Thank you to this @ WCNC viewer who saw us on TV this morning and wanted to help !! And we appreciate the hard work of #Scout @ChrisCFabiano for helping with all donations! You can still give! Just write Scout4Food to 44321! As simple as that! pic.twitter.com/0AC43zqrJB
– Sarah French (@SarahSFrench) February 6, 2021
Financial donations were also accepted for Loaves & Fishes. Almost $ 25,000 was raised on Saturday alone, and that doesn’t include a $ 7,000 donation from WCNC Detroit and the TEGNA Foundation.
Anyone who would like to donate can hand in at these locations or make a financial donation here.