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Scouts prepare for community service project

October 3, 2013

Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and their adult leaders will be going door to door on Oct. 12 to pick up donated food items for their Scouting for Food Community Service project.

This is the 23rd consecutive year that scouts from the TAMAHA District (Tama, Marshall, Hardin counties) have conducted the Scouting for Food Community Service project to help those less fortunate. The scouts are asking local residents to donate non-perishable food items, such as boxed dinner meals, boxed breakfast items, canned meats such as canned tuna and chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and any other non-perishable items.

If you feel you can help with providing any of these food items, you are asked to please place them in a plastic bag or cardboard box and set the donated items on the front porch or front steps in plain view, by 9 a.m. on Oct. 12, so the scouts and their leaders can pick them up and deliver them to the local food pantries in the district. The scouts will only be going to single family dwellings and duplexes. The rural areas are excluded.

In 2012 more than 7,500 items were donated in Marshalltown, and more than 14,000 items district wide. There is a definite need in our area for food donations, as all the food donated last year was gone in a few short weeks. Fore more information about the Scouting for Food program, contact Greg DeSaulniers, chairman, Scouting for Food at 641-752-3881 in the evenings. The Boy Scouts of America thank you for your continued support to this worthwhile cause.



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