The Food Bank of Siouxland and area Boy Scouts partner for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. This event brings significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to help feed the community’s hungry citizens, and is a wonderful community service opportunity for the scouts. The food drive has two elements: collection at the homes of residents, as well as food collection at area grocery stores. Door hanger reminders will be distributed to homes by the scouts on a designated Saturday in the spring. The following Saturday, scouts will return to collect food set out for them. The scouts will also be at local grocery stores on the pick-up day for shoppers to donate at those sites.
“The Food Bank of Siouxland is so appreciative of the work of the scouts,” stated Executive Director Linda Scheid. “We are seeing so many people needing the support of the agencies offering either meals or take-home food, and that means the demand here at the Food Bank is incredibly high. At the same time, donations are not keeping pace with the need. The work of the Boy Scouts is a tremendous boost.”
The Food Bank does request that participants not donate expired food, open containers, product without labels, or product in glass containers, as they are easily broken. Most commonly needed items include canned fruits, canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta.
Please feel free to contact the Food Bank of Siouxland (255-9741) or Boy Scouts of America (255-8846) if you have any questions. More information can be found on the Mid-America Council website by clicking this link.