The Boy Scouts of America – Mid America Council annual “Scouting for Food” brought in 3,894 pounds of donated food. The Food Bank of Siouxland hosted a “First Bag Donation Ceremony” to kick off the weekend’s efforts.
With the nearly 4,000 pounds of food, this food drive will provide over 2,500 meals.
“I think it’s important because it teaches the scouts to have leadership hours and help out the community,” says Byron Splitter, Boy Scout Troop 269 of Sloan.
As one of the biggest food collection days for the Food Bank of Siouxland, donations will be distributed among the over 100 agencies throughout the 11-county service area.
“I commend the Scouts on their tremendous efforts to help those facing food insecurity in Siouxland,” said Food Bank Executive Director, Jacob Wanderscheid.
Since 2014, the Boy Scouts have donated over 64,000 pounds to the Food Bank through community efforts.