The local food bank has had a 90 percent increase in its need for food, and the Boy Scouts of America want to help fill this need and feed the hungry with their Scouting for Food program. Scouts will deliver empty shopping bags in their neighborhoods asking residents to fill them with non-perishable foods to be picked up by the Scouts and delivered to the drop-off location.
If you do not receive a bag and want to participate, you can bring your donations to any city or county fire station until February 7. Also, you can bring your canned goods to the Rosedale Wal-Mart parking lot on February 7 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
"We definitely see the need to feed the hungry in our own communities as evidenced by comments we get from local food banks for markedly increased demands on their resources," says John Wagner, District Director of the Southern Sierra Council, Boy Scouts of America. "We in Scouting are proud to do our part to help feed those in need through our partnership with these agencies."
For more information on Scouting for Food, please call the Southern Sierra Council, Boy Scouts of America at 325-9036.