Feed the hungry: Scouting for Food drive is Nov. 13

The Piedmont Scout Council has a long history of community service. For over 30 years, Scouts have collected non-perishable food for the Alameda County Food Bank and this year on Saturday, November 13 they will continue their tradition with the annual Scouting for Food drive. In previous years, the Scouts have collected more than 8,000 pounds of food and thousands of dollars in donations through a virtual drive.

Cub Scouts will leave a reminder at every Piedmont home the week before. Residents are encouraged to leave donations of nutritious, non-perishable food in recycled boxes or bags outside their doors before 9:00 am on November 13. (No glass containers, please.)

Food will be collected by Piedmont Scouts and delivered to a collection point staffed by Piedmont Scouting’s coed Venturing programs, including the Piedmont Community Service Crew, and the Alameda Food Bank.

Alameda County has one of the highest incidences of hunger in the nation. One of every five residents of the County call upon the Alameda Food Bank for assistance, and two-thirds of those requiring assistance are children and the elderly. 

Donate non-perishable foods such as: canned fruits, vegetables, and meats; canned soup; peanut butter; pasta and canned (not bottled) pasta sauce. Or even easier, turn $1 into $6 and participate in the virtual food drive HERE. Your donation will help us reach our goal of $5,000.

Questions? Please contact Ellen Maloney Ruhe at the Scout office: 510-844 4752 or emaloneyruhe@piedmontbsa.org

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