For 10 years now, Larry Sladek and his wife have donated meals to the Men’s Shelter in downtown Charlotte. They  donated $125 worth of food every first Saturday of the month, enough to feed 125 men. In recent years, their church, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, has helped out. They created several teams, one of which was the Sladeks, that each donated food four times a year.
After Sladek read a story in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, he decided to broaden his scope by asking Mint Hill residents to pitch in this year. He is asking for donations of dry oatmeal and gently used men’s clothing that he and his wife will in turn take to the shelter January 1. You can bring by donations to Sladek’s dentist office in the same parking lot of the Mint Hill Police Department.