November 19, 2013 > Cub Scouts collect food for those in need
Cub Scouts collect food for those in need
Submitted By Lisa Cote
Cub Scout Pack 822 of Hayward helped the Food Bank of Alameda County by collecting over 1,000 items during the largest one-day food drive in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Efforts of these 16 boys, along with thousands of other Scouts - over 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and adult volunteers Ð resulted in the collection of over 500,000 pounds of food last year. The San Francisco Bay Area Council which encompasses the City of San Francisco and County of Alameda, collected over 130,000 pounds of food.
Food banks have come to rely upon this huge influx of food right before the holidays. Thanks to the Scouts and project sponsors, many people who would otherwise go hungry have food for the holidays.
Cub Scout Pack 822 is part of the Tres Ranchos district of the San Francisco Bay Area Council. It is sponsored by the Messiah Lutheran Church and has been serving the Hayward community for over 20 years.