Scouts will be ‘Scouting for Food’ for food shelf

Residents in area communities may find a blue and gold door hanger on their doors placed by Scouts over the weekend. Instead of bags, as have been used in years past, Boy Scouts from local units will pass out the door hangers reminding residents of “Scouting for Food” day, Saturday, Oct. 5.

On that day, residents are asked to put non-perishable food items in double-bags and place them outside their front door by 9 a.m. Then, groups of Scouts will scour neighborhoods collecting the items to deliver to the local food shelf.

Non-perishable food items must be in undamaged containers. The types of foods needed include canned meats, soups and stews, cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and pasta sauces and baby food and formula, as well as paper towels, tissue and diapers.

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was formed to build character and to do a “good turn” for others. Residents are asked to help local Scouts by embracing these worthy goals and participating in Scouting for Food.