EATON — The Boy Scouts of the Miami Valley Council Troop 78 will be kicking off their annual “Scouting for Food” effort this weekend. Scouts will be going door-to-door across Eaton throughout the month of March, placing door hangers and collection boxes throughout the community to collect food for the area food pantries.
Scouting for Food is a national initiative of the Boy Scouts of America to collect food to donate to those in need locally. Our Troop is looking forward to helping our Local Food Bank with filling it with non-perishable food items.
This major push for Scouting for Food participation is aligned with our relationship with Hall Hunger Initiative. “We wanted to kick off a major effort this year to let our community know that we are still, as an organization, here to serve those that need us,” says Scouting for Food Chair Greg Neff. “Our Scouts have always been doing ‘Good Turns’ in our communities. With the summer months approaching and youth not receiving meals at school, food pantries are feeling the pressure. Scouting hopes it can support our food pantries during the month of March to help them ramp up for the summer need.”
Scouts will be dropping off door hangers on March 14, and picking up donations on March 21. Participants can also donate at local businesses, including Prodigy Salon & Spa, Ace Hardware, Eaton Floral, Big Dawgz @ the Lake Lakengren Lodge and Kroger. There will be a drive-through drop off at the Toney Building on the Preble County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m.-noon on March 21.