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Scouting for Food: Boy Scouts of America

Submitted by on February 16, 2012 – 3:00 pmOne Comment

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Support Local Food Banks by Donating to Scouting for Food this Saturday, Feb 18th

 

by Mina Frannea

Scouting for Food is the largest door-to-door food collection effort in the Dallas-Fort Worth area benefiting more than 45 assistance agencies across the area. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews in North Texas pass out yellow bags in their communities and then collect non-perishable donations the following weekend. Non-perishable items can include canned vegetables/soups/meats, pastas, boxed helper meals, peanut butter, etc.

Scouting for Food is the largest single-day food collection event in Dallas and one of the largest in the nation. The food that is collected is distributed to local food pantries across North Texas. Last year, Scouts collected 433,896 cans that were distributed to over 40 food banks across 12 counties.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews in North Texas dropped off yellow bags over the last week and will be out this Saturday, February 18th to collect non-perishable items for their annual food drive.

If you received a yellow donation bag on your door this past week, please place your items in the bag and outside your door before 10am (Scouts will be out to pick it up that morning).

If you did not receive a yellow bag, you can take your non-perishable donations to your Tom Thumb throughout the entire month of February. Look for the Scouting for Food Barrels.

Scouting for Food is just one way the Boy Scouts of America works to improve communities across the nation. Scouts are actively cleaning up parks, building houses, gathering for the needy, and even helping with disaster preparedness. They need millions of volunteers to provide these opportunities for youth to learn and grow. Volunteering has a far reaching impact on kids so please consider how you can help support Circle Ten Council. Call 214-902-6794 or visit www.circle10.org  to find out how you can help.  Even just a few hours of your time will make a difference.

Mina Frannea is a freelance writer and a social media consultant. A Mom to eight-year-old twins, Mina enjoys writing about life in general, family friendly activities around town, favorite recipes and crafts that keep her children busy and happy. For more posts by Mina, visit her blog at www.themomsjournal.com.

One Comment »

  • Christine says:

    I visited my local Tom Thumb at Legacy and Coit in Plano this morning and asked where to find the Scouting for Food Barrels. No one could help me or knew about the barrels. Is there a Tom Thumb in North Texas (preferably in Plano or Frisco) that has a Scouting for Food Barrel?

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