By Utah National Parks Council
Mar 15, 2016

Scouting for Food—Service with a Sure Purpose

Last weekend and throughout this week, local Cub Scout packs have delivered door hangers like these. When you get yours, please join the local Scouts as they help us Fight Hunger Statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations, and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 19, 2016. Utah Food Bank is going green and is asking that you utilize any bag or box you already have at your home. Scouting for Food 2016

Scouts will collect bags from 9am to noon that day and deliver your donation to one of the many collection sites.  “With 15% of Utah’s population, or 423,000 individuals, unsure where their next meal will come from,” says Utah Food Bank, “our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide sadly never ends.”  Scouting for Food is one way to help and it has done so for 29 consecutive years!

Food banks accept commercially packaged, non-perishable food items like chili, stew, soup, peanut butter, boxed meals, canned fish, canned meats and canned fruits. As always they appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup, but nothing in glass containers (if you saw the tons of food, you’d understand the mess that glass causes as it crushed, not to mention the hazard it poses to volunteer food sorters).

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Utah Food Bank turns $1 donated into $7.35 worth of goods and services!

If Scouts miss your home, please bring your food to the nearest Harmons Grocery Store or your local pantry. If you prefer to support the food bank financially, print the card at the left. Take it to any Smith’s Food & Drug. Let them know the amount you want to donate at checkout (tell the cashier to ring PLU 6139).

If you have further questions please contact fooddrive@utahfoodbank.org.

Scouting for Food is just one way the Boy Scouts of America works to improve communities across the nation. Scouts are active cleaning up parks, building houses, gathering for the needy, and even helping with disaster preparedness. We need millions of volunteers to provide these opportunities for youth to learn and grow. Call 801.437.622 or visit UtahScouts.org to find out how you can help support the Utah National Parks Council, BSA.  Even just a few hours of your time will make a difference.

If you were a Scout, family member of a Scout, BSA volunteer, or just someone who Scouting has positively impacted, we invite you to join. Visit www.BSAalumni.org to learn how!

Scouiting for Food 2016
Authors: Utah Food Bank and Utah National Parks Council, BSA

 

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