Monday , 24 October 2016

Local Scouts To Collect Canned Food for The Hungry On Feb. 15

boy scouts of americaYou can support your local food bank and Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, Feb. 15. Local Cub and Boy Scouts will scout for canned food items that day. This Boy Scouts of America annual and national program is known as Scouting for FoodThis project is dedicated to implement the Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily!

The program is organized at the local level throughout the country. The cities of McKinney, Melissa, Farmersville, Blueridge, Anna and Princeton together form Lonestar District. Lonestar district hopes to to collect 20,000 canned items and feed local families in need.

Items collected by Scouts in McKinney will go to Community Food Pantry on Smith Street. Other food pantries to receive Scout collection include Anna’s House, Princeton Church of Christ, First Baptist Church of Farmersville, First Baptist Church of Melissa, and Methodist and Baptist Church of Blue Ridge.

Boy Scouts of America also works in partnership with Tom Thumb grocery store. Donations can be made during the month of Feb at your local Tom Thumb.
Since the food drive is organized at the local level, each year Boy scout troops and Cub scout packs have the option on method of collection. Some groups leave plastic bags for their neighbors soliciting canned food items. One week later, the Scouts return to pick up and deliver the bags of food to a local food pantry. Or the Boy/Cub Scouts will stand outside major food retailers (with permission) soliciting donations from shoppers. Or some groups go door-to-door soliciting non-perishable food items. Scouts will be collecting easy to prepare, non-perishable canned items with high nutritional value such as meats, vegetables, sours and peanut butter on Feb. 15.

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