Nov 15 2015

Piedmont Scouts Collecting Food Donations Saturday Nov. 21

Piedmont Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are working together on a food drive for the Alameda County Food Bank. Piedmont Scouts ask for help in their drive to “Fight Hunger” by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations. Please put your donations on your doorstep by 9 a.m. to be picked up between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21.

They accept commercially packaged non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup. Donations can include canned meat and fish, canned fruit and vegetables, nutritional beverages, powdered milk, peanut butter, rice, cereal, canned beans, and soup. Please no frozen food or glass containers.

Scouts and volunteer leaders from across the entire eleven county region of the Piedmont Council participate annually in the “Scouting for Food” drive in November. Each  year results are consistent with previous years as Scouts collect nearly  100 tons of food for the needy. The food collected, is distributed to more than 30 emergency and crisis type agencies – many of which are members of the United Way. All food collected in a district was distributed locally to agencies in that particular county.

“The Scouting for Food campaign is extremely important to the many folks in our community who are less fortunate and dependent on the local food bank or a United Way agency,” said one agency director. Many of the receiving agencies are members of the United Way. “Scouting for Food is a wonderful way the Boy Scouts can contribute back to the community and demonstrate stewardship of public provided dollars,” said David Allen, Scout Executive of the Piedmont Council.


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