Boy Scouts of America to collect food for local families

LOGAN — Saturday is the 28th annual Boy Scouts of America (BSA) “Scouting for Food” drive. Scouts will be going door-to-door, collecting food for the Cache Food Pantry.

Trapper Trails Scout Executive Allen Endicott said this food drive is an excellent example of doing a good turn, the slogan of the BSA.

“The national organization promoted the idea of being able to, on a local level, make a difference in the lives of people in the communities where they live,” said Endicott. “In Utah we took advantage of that opportunity to serve and it’s been going on ever since.”

During last year’s food drive, scouts in Cache Valley collected 106,000 pounds of food. Endicott said that number proves what can happen in a community when everybody pitches in a small part.

“When you think about it,” said Endicott. “It’s such a great thing when each family can just take a couple of cans of food out of their pantry and then you magnify that by everyone contributing together, it makes such an impressive difference in the lives of so many people, by everyone just making that simple donation.”

Scouts have delivered food donation bags to homes this past week. Residents are encouraged to leave food donations on their doorstep by 9 a.m. on Saturday using either the bag provided or any other bag or box.

Donated food should be commercially packaged and non-perishable. Most needed food items include beef stew, chili, peanut butter, boxed meals, canned meats, and canned fruits and vegetables.

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