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Scouts Collect Over 5,000 lbs. For “Scouting for Food”

Boy Scouts of America – Mid-American Council recently collected 5,322 lbs. of non-perishable food items from local neighborhoods as well as Hy-Vee and Fareway locations. Scouts were able to commemorate this annual food drive by presenting the City of Sioux City with the first donation bag.

 

Between collected food and monetary donations, over 14,000 meals will be distributed throughout the Food Bank of Siouxland’s 11-county service area.

 

“Scouts around Siouxland have year after year helped fight food insecurity locally and we can’t thank them enough for their service to the community,” says Food Bank of Siouxland Executive Director, Jacob Wanderscheid.

 

Scouting for Food is an annual community service effort supported directly by the Mid-America Council which covers Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Under the Boy Scouts of America strategic pillar of being recognized as an advocate for youth and youth issues, Scouts across Nebraska and Western Iowa collect altogether nearly 200,000 food items for those in need. This is the equivalent of approximately 114,000 meals.

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