July 8, 2014
CHARLOTTE, NC – Headlines Barber Shop will host its 2nd Annual Food Drive from July 15th – August 16th. The drive will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The organization provides food to those in need in the greater Charlotte area.
Headlines Barber Shop was founded in 2008 by owner Derrick Bennett. In 2013, the barber shop started an initiative to give back on a consistent basis to the Charlotte community. The first event, as part of the initiative, was a food drive. The barber shop won a national award for community involvement for collecting 719 pounds of food during the drive. Bennett was “shocked by the award. It wasn’t something that we knew about. It definitely wasn’t something that we were trying to win. We got so much positive feedback that we knew we had to continue to give back even after the food drive was over.” Food bank donations are traditionally lower during the summer months, so the barbers thought it was important to hold the drive during this time.
During the course of the drive, Headlines Barber Shop aims to exceed last year’s total and collect 1,000 pounds of food. The public is encouraged to bring donations to the barber shop at 5309 E. Independence Blvd in Charlotte.
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