BOY SCOUTS COLLECT 65,000 POUNDS OF FOOD

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BOY SCOUTS COLLECT 65,000 POUNDS OF FOOD

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:27
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Oklahoma City - Over 65,000 pounds of food collected by Boy Scouts across Central and Southwestern
Oklahoma
To help alleviate hunger in our community, Scouting for Food collected more than 65,000 pounds of
food between November 7-20. Scouting for Food is an annual collection of nonperishable food items,
coordinated across the 24 counties served by the Last Frontier Council. Various food pantries across the
community will receive the food collected, and in turn, give the food to hundreds of individuals or
families in need.
“I am very passionate about making sure no one goes hungry. Scouting for Food helps meet a need for
our communities. This is about service. Service for our Scouts and being able to feed our cities and
our citizens.”, said Nikki Nice, Scouting for Food Chair. “I am very happy we were able to exceed our
goal for food collected heling all our neighbors across the city and this great state.”
The Scouting for Food campaign involved door-to-door food collection efforts by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
and Venturers. On the first of two successive Saturdays, Scouts distributed informational door hangers
throughout their designated area. November 13-20, Scouts collected bags of food and took them to
local food pantries.
“The Scout slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily” said council commissioner Art Schmidt. “Our Scouts log over
100,000 service hours annually. This project enabled Scouts to demonstrate to the community the
values of Scouting they live by every day.”
Please contact Sarah Spinks with Last Frontier Council, 405-840-1114 for additional information or to
make a belated donation.