Scouting 4 Food to combat hunger
To combat hunger, Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 30 of Minneota will be going door-to-door locally to collect non-perishable food items beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. "Scouting 4 Food" is an annual event of the Boys Scouts of America and is designed to combat hunger throughout the United States.
There are five Boy Scouts and five Cub Scouts that comprise Troop/Pack 30. Those scouts have been placing door hangers, flyers and signs in preparation for the event this Saturday.
"I think this is really important because there are so many hungry people and we need to feed them," said Ashleigh Remme, Assistant Cub Master.
"And it's important for the scouts to know they are making an impact on people's lives as much as they can."
All food items will be donated to the Kitchen Table Food Shelf in Marshall. Donations have been light in recent years in Minneota, so Troop/Pack 30 decided to promote the event more heavily through social media, print media, signs and flyers.
"We really want this to be successful," said Remme. "That's why we are trying to promote it more than we have in past years." Those wishing to donate a food item can simply put them in a box or bag and set them outside their door.
Scouts will then make their way through Minneota and pick up the items. "We accept monetary donations, too," said Remme. "If someone wants to donate money, they can just put a note on their door and we will knock on the door to pick it up."
Donations can also be dropped off at AgPlus in Minneota prior to the drive.