The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Aurora will be working together this year as they go Scouting for Food. Scouting for Food is an annual program in which Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts ask the community to assist a local Food Bank. The weekend of March 17, 2013 Scouts distributed plastic bags to homes throughout Aurora.
Residents are asked to fill the bag with non-perishable food items and place the bag on the front steps or porch on the morning of March 23, 2013 by 9:00 am. The Scouts will pick up the donations and deliver it to the local food pantry at the Volunteers of America.
If you did not receive a bag and would like to make a donation call 216-570-6274 to arrange a pick up.
Volunteers of America Food Pantry Coordinator Sue Altman says the need for assistance continues to grow. She said the pantry serves Aurora residents who find themselves needing assistance.
Local Scouting for Food chairman Gary Jancsurak says, “The Scouts are working to make the 10th annual drive the biggest and most successful yet. The program continues to grow as more Scouts want to get involved and help those less fortunate.”
With the cooperation of Walmart and Discount Drug Mart, Scouts and parents will be at the Walmart in Bainbridge and Discount Drug Mart in Reminderville on March 23 . The Scouts ae asking patrons to make donations of non perishable food and toiletries. The Scouts will be trying to fill a Volunteers of America truck.
This is an opportunity for the community to show there support for the Scouting program as well as support the local food pantry.
Since 2004, Scouting for Food has collected and donated nearly 20 tons of food to the Volunteers of America. The success is due to the generosity of the community.
The Scouting program promotes service to the community and assisting those in need. Help is needed to instill these lessons to local children.