The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta held a community food drive at the Delta Center on Beatties Ford Road Saturday.
The chapter, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, set a goal of collecting 75 bags of food.
On Friday, the women held group shopping outings at grocery stores across Mecklenburg County.
The sorority members showed up en masse Saturday. They blew past their goal of 75 bags of food, collecting 243 bags.
This was the single largest donation the 9 Food Drive has received so far this year. All of the donations will be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, which supplies food to over 700 partner soup kitchens, pantries and shelters.
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WSOC-TV has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for the last 12 years to help end hunger for the hundreds of thousands of people in the area in need during the 9 Food Drive.
You can also donate nonperishable and canned food at any WSOC-TV Family Focus partner locations -- Ashley HomeStore, Showmars and E.R. Plumbing Services -- until June 8. Find a donation location near you by following this link.
Learn more about the 9 Food Drive at www.9FoodDrive.com
If your organization or business would like to get involved or help with the 9 Food Drive or if you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, community affairs manager for WSOC-TV, at email@example.com.
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