Local scouts work with community to fight hunger
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Scouting for Food is just one way the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) works to improve communities across the nation. Scouts from Samoset Council will do their part locally to help minimize the ongoing need of good food for community food pantries.
2016 marks the 28th consecutive year for the BSA’s Scouting for Food Community Service Project. In this nationwide effort, the BSA partners with local food pantries to fight hunger.
On Saturday, April 9, scouts from Samoset Council will leave a tan bag — donated by Trig’s food stores — at residences throughout central Wisconsin. The scouts ask that contributions of nonperishable food and/or personal and household care items be placed in the bag and the bag then placed out for collection before 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Collections will be delivered to more than 50 food pantries throughout the 13 counties served by the Samoset Council, and all are distributed locally. Donations in Marshfield will be delivered to the Soup or Socks food pantry to be sorted and split with St. Vincent de Paul.