Boy Scouts, Food City kick off annual Scouting For Food campaign

Carmen Musick • Nov 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM

Scouts from across the Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are once again going door-to-door in November as part of the annual Scouting for Food good turn project.

The project, one of the largest food drives in the region, collects more than 200,000 cans of food for area food banks each year.

Thousands of Scouts and volunteer leaders set out bright and early Saturday morning to canvass neighborhoods throughout the council’s 16-county service area in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

This weekend’s mission: travel door to door, leaving a bag at each home along the route.

Cub Pack 250 began their distribution cycle along the streets near Mafair United Methodist Church. Pack leader Angie Goodwin remembers when the first food drive was held in 1988 and is still humbled by the giving of area residents for those in need.

Read the full report in the print edition or the enhanced electronic version of the Kingsport Times-News.

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