BSA food drive to benefit local food pantries
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Samoset Council, is partnering with local residents to fight against hunger in North Central Wisconsin, during the annual Scouting for Food initiative.
In 2017, 40 million Americans—including 6.5 million children— lived in households that were food insecure, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This means these families were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all their members. Locally, an estimated 42,540 adults and children suffered from food insecurity last year. To help alleviate hunger in our community, over 6,000 Scouts will canvass area neighborhoods on Saturday, April 6, to distribute food-collection bags to homes. The following weekend, April 13, Scouts will pick up the bags filled with non-perishable items and deliver them to local food pantries throughout the community.
“The Scout Oath includes a promise to help other people at all times,” said Leanna Holzem, BSA Communications and Special Events Executive. “These young people live that promise every day, and we are proud to partner with our neighbors this month to reduce hunger in North Central Wisconsin.”
Last year, Scouts collected over 200,000 pounds of food.
For more information about donating to Scouting for Food, please contact Leanna Holzem at 715-355-1450 or email at Leanna.firstname.lastname@example.org.