Scouts collecting non-perishable food items

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cassville Boy Scout Troop #76 is currently collecting non-perishable food items through the Scouting For Food effort. Items will be donated to the Cassville Community Food Pantry, which is located in the Cassville United Methodist Church.

Scouts have distributed bags to several neighborhoods in Cassville. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Bags will be collected on Saturday, March 24.

"If we missed your neighborhood or fail to pick up your bag, please bring it by the Boy Scout Hut on Mill Street in Cassville on Monday," said Scout Master Tim Smith. "Scouts will be collecting items from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

"Any community member who would like to make a donation is more than welcome to bring items during that time," said Smith.

Scouting For Food, which started in St. Louis in 1985, is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. More than 43 million food items have been collected by Scouts through the program since its inception.

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