LEARFIELD and Harris Teeter are proud to announce that Harris Teeter has pledged to donate $50 to the Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County’s “Scouting for Food,” benefiting Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, for every Charlotte 49ers assist during the Feb. 25th men’s home basketball game against Rice. The Boy Scouts will be in Halton Arena collecting canned food and donations before and during the game at the East, West and student entrances of Halton. The donations will help fight local hunger and promote kindness within the community.

Last year, over $1,000 was raised and over 150 pounds of canned food were collected.

“Harris Teeter is proud to support Boy Scouts of Mecklenburg County’s Scouting for Food campaign for the 19th consecutive year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with UNC Charlotte to support this program. Together, we are able to provide hunger relief for food insecure households throughout our local community.”

“Harris Teeter has been and continues to be a wonderful partner of Charlotte athletics,” said Mike Hill, Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics. “We’re really excited to welcome them back to Halton for another impactful experience with Scouting for Food and look forward to continuing to strengthen our bond with the Boy Scouts, while providing a direct impact to our community through this project.”

Harris Teeter is the official grocery store of Charlotte Athletics, via an agreement with LEARFIELD’s Charlotte Sports Properties, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder. Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia​.

Providing groceries, meals and hope, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays nourishes our neighbors with food and compassion through a network of emergency food pantries and as the primary Meals on Wheels program in Mecklenburg. Co.