FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As food insecurity rises in our communities, the 2014 Scouting for Food Drive, sponsored by ConAgra Foods Foundation, aims to collect food for those who are in need. Many families are just one paycheck away from needing the Food Bank’s services. Scouts will be delivering door hangers in local neighborhoods on April 5 and will come back to collect the donated food on doorsteps on April 12.
Residents are encouraged to place non-perishable goods in a bag on their door step by 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12 to be picked up by the Scouts. Additional drop-off locations include all local Hy-Vee supermarkets.
Food can be dropped off all week at area Hy-Vee locations. Additionally, Hy-Vee will be selling $5.00 and $10.00 Scouting for Food bags to help provide more food for those in need. On April 12, Scouts will load donations from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. into Werner Enterprise trucks at 144th and Stoneybrook, 156th and Maple, 180th and Pacific Street, and 50th and Center and for transportation to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Scouts will also load a Food Bank van at 90th and Center Street at the Hy-Vee.
ConAgra Foods Foundation is proud to partner with the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council for the 20th year in a row to lead the way in doing service for the community and help end hunger. The food and cash donations are directed to Food Bank for the Heartland, the Food Bank of Siouxland, and other local food pantries.
This year marks the 5th year that Hy-Vee has partnered with the Scouts for this food drive. Hy-Vee is dedicated to doing good deeds in our community.
Many people in our own community report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities, according to a Hunger in America study. Food from this drive directly benefits those who need it most in our communities. Scouts participate in Scouting for Food to fulfill their oath to "help other people at all times." Scouting promotes community involvement and emphasizes youth helping other youth.
For more information, visit www.mac-bsa.org/ScoutingForFood.
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