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Scouting for Food pickup set for Nov. 19

November 18th, 2011 2:16 pm by Staff Report

Scouts from across the Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will be out in force this weekend, going door-to-door, to collect non-perishable food items as part of the annual Scouting for Food drive.

The project, an annual Good Turn for America project, is one of the largest food drives in the region. Last year alone, Scouts in the Sequoyah Council collected more than 210,000 cans of food to help stock the shelves at more than 50 area food agencies.

Scouting for Food got under way Nov. 12 when thousands of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteer leaders canvassed neighborhoods throughout the council's 16-county service area to deliver the collection bags to the doorsteps of local residents. It is their hope that the bags, which offer suggestions about the kinds of items needed, will be filled with non-perishable food items and canned goods, and left out for them to pick up.

Beginning bright and early Saturday, Nov. 19, the Scouts will return to the same neighborhoods where they left bags last week in order to collect the donated items. Those items will then be delivered to either Second Harvest Food Bank or an area food pantry to help feed the region's hungry.

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