Donate to local food banks 2 ways through Scouting For Food

(Photo courtesy Troop 282)
Remember that this month and next, donations to your local food banks count for extra because of the Feinstein Challenge (explained here) – and one way you can give is via a door-to-door drive that local Boy Scouts are conducting the next two Saturdays, plus a Cub Scout collection site today. First – if you get info about Scouting For Food left at your door today, consider putting out a donation next Saturday. Rick McMinn with Troop 282 explains:

Boy Scouts of America teaches the value of community service and the importance of helping others in all of its programs. “Doing a good turn daily” is a cornerstone of the Scouting program.

For the next two Saturdays boys from West Seattle will be in the neighborhood “Scouting for Food”. “Scouting for Food” is a program of the Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with local food banks conducted throughout the country each year. Scouts will be distributing door hangers this Saturday, March 19 and returning next Saturday, March 26th to collect food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. Non perishable food donations such as peanut butter, baby formula, packaged meals and canned goods (especially tuna, soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables) would be greatly appreciated. Simply take the door hanger and use it to remind yourself to dig out of your cupboards or shop for the above items and put them out for the scouts to collect in the morning on March 26th.

Second, here’s a way to drop off donations this morning:

Cub Scouts from Den 7, Pack 284 will be at West Seattle Morgan Street Thriftway from 8:30-10:30 Saturday morning collecting food as part of their annual Scouting for Food. All proceeds and food will benefit West Seattle Food Bank. Our goal is to stuff a pickup truck full to overflowing. Anyone missing this time slot but still want to donate can contact me and I’ll make arrangements to get donations picked up. 206.383.2352

3 Replies to "Donate to local food banks 2 ways through Scouting For Food"

  • Pack 793 / Mr. G March 19, 2011 (9:51 am)

    Pack 793 will handing out leaflets in the N. Admiral area this morning. The cubs are hitting the streets now. Pick up is scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 a week from today, March 26th.

    Thank you for your support – in advance,
    Pack 793

  • DP March 19, 2011 (7:21 pm)

    Wow! So many good things happening in our town. I’m proud of you guys.

  • WSC March 21, 2011 (7:26 am)

    Action that directly helps those in need – excellent!

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