2014 marks the 26th consecutive year for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s Scouting for Food Community Service project. In this nation-wide effort, the BSA partners with local food pantries to help our neighbors. National statistics indicate that 20% of Americans face some type of food inadequacy every week.
On Saturday, April 5, Scouts from all over Samoset Council will leave white plastic bags at residences throughout Central and Northern Wisconsin, from Adams-Friendship to the Michigan border.
The Scouts ask that contributions of non-perishable food, personal, and/or household care items be placed in the bags as donations.
The bags can be placed outside, near the home’s door or mailbox by 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. At that time, scouts will travel throughout their neighborhoods to collect bags filled with donations.
Donated items will be delivered to more than 50 food pantries throughout the 13 counties served by the Samoset Council. All collections will be distributed locally.
The Scouts and their leaders thank you for continued support of Scouting and the efforts of our local food pantries.