CMPD, Second Harvest team up to give away free groceries Wednesday afternoon

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is partnering with Second Harvest Food Pantry to distribute free groceries Wednesday afternoon.

The food giveaway will happen outside Parkwood Institutional CME Church on Tom Hunter Road from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., while supplies last.

If you need groceries or know of someone who does, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of. During a similar event at the church in December, cars were wrapped around the parking lot.

The food boxes being given away will have meat, fruits, vegetables and baked goods.

Since the start of the pandemic, Second Harvest has given out more than 20 million more pounds of food than they did in the year before COVID. About 75% of the food the organization receives comes from donations.

You don’t need a referral to get these food boxes. They’ll be there until the food runs out so people are urged to arrive as early as they can.

(WATCH BELOW: CMPD Community Engagement Team organizes food giveaway)