Scouting for food seeking Saturday donations

Published 9:44 am Friday, March 17, 2017

Scouting for Food is looking for the community’s help collecting food for the foodshelves.

Cub and Boy scouts have placed a special plastic food bag at area doors. Fill the bag with non-perishable and canned food goods. People should place the filled bag outside their front door by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. Scouts will then pick up the bags and deliver it to a local foodshelf.

If you didn’t receive a bag from the Scouts, that’s OK, any plastic grocery bag will work fine.

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Scouting for Food is a “Good Turn” project of the Boys Scouts of America. This is the 42nd year scouts have collected food locally. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collect food bags donated by the households in our communities, and deliver those bags to the local foodshelves.

Items of particular need include: paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels also paper plate and cups), toiletry items, pasta, cooking oil, crackers, cake mixes and cookies, boxed meals, canned goods, Jell-O and pudding mixes, juice, drink mixes, coffee

Remember not to include opened boxes/containers and not outdated or damaged packaging.

Cash donations can be given to a local Scout unit or local food shelf.

Scouting for Food aims to provide the youth members of the Boy Scouts of America an opportunity to better understand the problems of hunger in Minnesota, and to realize that they can have an impact and help with community concerns.

Participating youth and adults will receive a 2016 Scouting for Food patch.

The Southern Trails District of the Boy Scouts of America serves Freeborn, Mower, and part of Faribault Counties. The Southern Trails District serves over 700 youth ages 6-20, with 200 adult volunteers, in 38 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and Explorer Posts.