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Local Scouts gather food for the Needy

Original post made by Ken+mano, Willow West, on Nov 13, 2021

Scouts of Troop 941 of Pleasanton were out early this morning picking up food for the needy. Scoutmaster Jim McMillan (in the drivers seat) said they were getting so much they are going to have to go unload before picking up more.
Scouting for food is the largest single food drive in the Bay Area, with twelve councils participating. The Boy Scouts call this a “Good Turn” where thousands of Scouts turn out for a single event to help others in need.
In the Bay Area, more than 30,000 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and their supporters will be “Scouting for Food” by picking up boxed or bagged nonperishable food items placed on doorsteps by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

The San Francisco Bay Area Council, which encompasses the City of San Francisco and the County of Alameda, collected 148,000 pounds of food last year

Across the country, nearly 4 million Scouts and adult leaders collect bags of food for their local community food banks. Scouting for Food is the nation’s largest single day food drive.