Scouting for Food

By Tonia Cameron, Committee Member

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, Troop 380 along with Crew 380, Pack 380, Pack 383 and their families arrived at Save Mart on Kiefer Boulevard in Sacramento, California, to participate in the Annual Scouting for Food Drive to support the Sacramento Food Bank. The weather was cold and wet but our Scouts went around to the Rosemont community neighborhood collecting cans from our neighbors to support the food bank. In these trying times the Scouts were still able to collect over a ton of food. The total number of items that were collected was 2,586; what a great job to all the Scouts. A few customers from Save Mart dropped off donations and there were even a few cash donations which were then taken to the store where items were purchased.

The Scouts had donuts and juice for breakfast, and at 11:30 a.m. Straw Hat Pizza was served for lunch. After lunch a few Scouts returned to their routes to collect more food. Many of the Scouts commented that they liked doing this service project and that they would do it again next year.

According to Sacramento Food Bank records, Troop 380 has collected a total of thirty-seven and half tons of food over the last eighteen years.


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