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November 6, 2012 > Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food

Submitted By Jara Fansler

This weekend, Cub Scouts from Niles Pack 112 will start their annual food drive campaign called "Scouting for Food." Scouts will distribute flyers door-to-door in an effort to collect cans on Saturday, November 17th for Alameda County Community Food Bank. The Boy Scouts of America "Scouting For Food" Drive demonstrates how youth can have a positive impact on a serious problem in their own community; it involves more than 40,000 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers and Explorers throughout the Bay Area

"Scouting for Food" was established as a service project by the Boy Scouts of America in 1988 and the annual effort is one of the largest collections of non-perishable food. Food banks have come to rely upon the huge influx of food right before the holidays. Pack 112, together with Boy Scouts from Troop 112, hopes to collect 3,500 cans of food this year to help feed the hungry in our own communities. Thanks to the Scouts and thousands of parents and volunteers, many people who would otherwise go hungry have food for the holidays.

As a part of the Mission Peak District of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, which encompasses the City of San Francisco and the County of Alameda, Pack 112 is sponsored by Niles Congregational Church and has been serving the Niles community for over 18 years.

Look for a Scouting for Food flyer on your door beginning November 10th. It will have information about the types of food we are collecting. Please remember that we cannot accept donations of food in glass jars, perishable food, soda, and non-food items. Please place the food donations in a recycled bag or box and put it outside in view of the street by 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 17th.

For more information, contact Pack 112 at:

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