Scouts Ask for Extra Help in Scouting for Food Effort

The Boy Scouts who collect food donations every November through their Scouting for Food project is asking that residents fill plastic grocery bags with non-perishable food to be donated to local food pantries.

The scouts from the Goose Creek District went door to door last weekend to place a Scouting for Food sticker on houses throughout the county. But the scouts are concerned that the high winds may have blown the stickers away. They’re asking that households make an extra effort to place non-perishable food donations at their front door by 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The scouts will pick up the food and delivery it to food pantries throughout the county.

Items that are most needed are canned protein, such as tuna, chicken and peanut butter; soups and stews; fruit juices; grains such as boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta and rice; oatmeal; low-sugar cereals; and canned fruits and vegetables. The scouts’ goal is to collect 110,000 pounds of food.

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