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Scouts collect 87 tons of food

To the editor:

The Scouts of the Knox Trail Council collected 87 tons of food in November for local food pantries in the Metro West area.

Over 4,000 scouts and leaders from the 21 communities served by the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America participated in this nationwide “Good Turn.”

Food Pantry Directors throughout the Metro West have said that they depend on the Food collected each year by Scouts, Parents, and Leaders in the annual Scouting for Food Drive.

Scouting for Food is more than a service project to help those in need in our community. As a program of the Boy Scouts of America, the underlying purpose of Scouting for Food is to teach character. Scouting for Food is one more opportunity for Scouts to learn at an early age the value of service to others.

The Scouts and Scouters of the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America have collected approximately 2000 tons of food in the past 25 years.

A special thank you goes to Price Chopper Supermarkets for donating the Scouting for Food Bags that were used in the 2012 food drive.

The United Way of Tri County are sponsors of the 2012 Scouting for Food Drive.

 

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