Every year, the Boy Scouts of America organizes an annual food drive all across the country.
This was something started back in 1988 after the BSA realized there were several thousands of people in the United States going hungry each day.
‘Scouting For Food’ was then born becoming a national service event where scouts had a way to help feed the hungry right in there own communities.
Both the Boy Scouts and the Cub Scouts from Unit 720 out of Phoenix will be participating in this food drive now through Nov. 9.
We are seeking nonperishable food items including, but not limited to, things such as canned and jarred goods (soups, sauces, vegetables, fruits, tuna, etc.) as well as boxed or bagged goods (stuffing, potatoes, cereal, pasta/noodles, etc.).
Baby items such as formula and food can also be excepted but please make sure all donations are in non-glass containers.
Donations will be distributed to local pantries in time for the upcoming holiday season.
They are being collected at drop off sites including Struppler’s Surefine Store on West First Street in Fulton, Kmart just off Route 481 in Fulton, the Phoenix Public Library on Elm Street in Phoenix, Fulton Savings Bank at the Three Rivers Plaza in Phoenix, and Cam’s Pizzeria on Bridge Street in Phoenix.
Scouts will also be going around collecting donations from friends, families, and neighbors.
If you are unable to get to any of our many dropoff locations and you still would like to help, please get in contact with a scout in your area or you may contact Andrea Weldin at 315-412-5404 or [email protected]