Queen City Unity can pick up your food donation

Queen City Unity can pick up your food donation

If you live within 30 miles of uptown Charlotte, a local organization will pick up canned and nonperishable 9 Food Drive donations at your doorstep.

“One of our core initiatives is to continue to help charities, such as the 9 Food Drive, and make it easily accessible for Charlotteans to donate and contribute,” Jorge Millares, founder of Queen City Unity, said.

For the past 14 years, WSOC-TV 9 Food Drive has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in hopes of ending hunger for the hundreds of thousands of people in our area living in need. Over 700 shelters, soup kitchens and pantries receive food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

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“We continue to see hunger and those who are food insecure on the rise in Charlotte,” Millares said. “No child, senior, or family should ever go hungry.”

Enter your name, email address, home address and leave a request for food donation pickup.

Within two-three hours, you will receive a confirmation email with a pickup time and date. “(The donor) can leave the food on their doorstep, in a bag or box,” Millares said. “One of our volunteers, known as Unity Ambassadors, will be there at the designated time to pick up their donation.”

In the event that the proposed time is not convenient, Queen City Unity will arrange a date and time that works for you via email and confirmation. Queen City Unity will pick up donations until June 5.

“There are many that struggle with this on a daily basis,” Millares said. “By helping them during their time of need we help each other grow as a community and come together.”

Here is a step-by-step donation process.

  1. Click this link to schedule a donation pickup
  2. Within two-three hours you will receive a confirmation email with a date and time that your donation will be collected.
  3. Confirm your pickup date and time, or ask for an alternate pickup date and time.
  4. Leave your donation in a box or bag on your doorstep.  You may want to add a note that says "9 Food Drive donation."
  5. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 2.

Millares said his organization’s goal is to become a hub for local nonprofits and charities in Charlotte. “By working together and helping them drive their mission statement, we are certain that we can create a sense of unity in our community.”

Learn more about Queen City Unity at www.QueenCityUnity.org

You can also donate non-perishable 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 9 Food Drive or if you have an inspiring story to share, please email Kevin Campbell, community affairs manager for WSOC-TV, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com