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Scouting for Food Pickup
November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Area Scouts will pick up filled bags, boxes, etc. starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Have donations out on the steps by 8:30 a.m. (in a visable area). Several groups will be sent out to different parts of town. Attempts will be made to cover the area twice.
If bags are not picked up by 11 a.m., please deliver donations to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo or at the old firehouse on Main Street in Waterloo, where sorting will be taking place for local food pantries. Columbia residents can take food items to the Scout Hut at Metter Park.
Please no glass.
History of Scouting for Food:
It takes a great deal of community support, planning, cooperation, dedication and volunteers to make Scouting for Food the largest single-day community food drive in the Boy Scouts of America
Started in 1985 by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country.
More than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers annually help the needy as they collect approximately 2 million cans of food during the Scouting for Food drive. The Greater St. Louis Area Council has collected more than 55 million cans of food during the 32-year history of the drive.