Boy Scouts promise to “help other people at all times” and they are putting their words to action during their annual Scouting for Food drive. Scouting for Food is scheduled for Feb. 1, when Scouts throughout the Grand Canyon Council help make a difference to fight hunger.
On Jan. 25, thousands of Scouts will distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Home owners place their food items in shopping bags and place the bags outside their doors and the Scouts return the following Saturday, Feb. 1 to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Beverly Damore, President and CEO of the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance said, “With one in five Arizonans and one in four children in need of emergency food in Arizona, donations of non-perishable food are more important than ever. The increases in food demand will deplete St. Mary’s resources quickly. We so appreciate the Boy Scouts helping those in through the Scouting for Food Drive and encourage everyone to donate in this very quick and convenient way.”
To find out more about the “2014 Scouting for Food Drive,” please go online today to www.grandcanyonbsa.org/food