Boy Scouts food drive to benefit food pantries

In the spirit of the Boy Scouts of America promise, “to do a good turn daily” and “to help other people at all times,” the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America will organize their annual “Scouting for Food” non-perishable item food drive in Wood County during the week of Oct. 20-27.

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s longest running nation-wide service project to help stop hunger. It began as one Scout’s service project in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1985 and was nationally adopted in 1988.

Twenty-five units comprised of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Exploring Posts, and Venture Crews located in Wood County will partner with Girl Scouts USA to distribute informational tags by Oct. 20. The tags will include the local unit serving your area and a list of acceptable donation items.

Wood County residents are asked to leave their donations on their front porches by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The items will be picked up and delivered to food pantries and shelters located in Wood County. Scouting for Food is supported by Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants of Northwest Ohio and also Keystone Press.

The week of Oct. 20-27, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Wood County locations of Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants to include Wooster Street and North Main Street in Bowling Green, U.S. 20 in Perrysburg, and Woodville Road in Northwood.