Scouting food drive aims to help hunger

As food insecurity rises in our communities, the 2014 Scouting for Food Drive, sponsored by ConAgra Foods Foundation, aims to collect food for those who are in need. Many families are just one paycheck away from needing a food bank’s services. Scouts will be delivering door hangers in local neighborhoods on Saturday and will come back to collect the donated food placed on doorsteps on April 12.

Residents are encouraged to place non-perishable goods in a bag on their door step by 8 a.m. April 12 to be picked up by the Scouts. A drop-off location will be made available at the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee. Other drop-off locations throughout the area are being arranged and will be announced.

ConAgra Foods Foundation is partnering with the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council, for the 20th year in a row to lead the way in doing service for the community and help end hunger. The food and cash donations are directed local food pantries.

Food from this drive directly benefits those who need it most in our communities. Scouts participate in Scouting for Food to fulfill their oath to “help other people at all times.” Scouting promotes community involvement and emphasizes youth helping other youth.