Miami Valley Boy Scouts aim to collect over 100,000 lbs. of food during ‘Scouting for Food’ drive

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Boy Scouts are trying to collect 101,000 pounds of food during their annual Scouting for Food drive as a way to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Miami Valley Council.

Scouts will canvas neighborhoods on March 9, leaving door hangers with the details of the food drive. They will return a week later on March 16 to collect donated items left on doorsteps.

All of the food will be donated to The Foodbank and local food pantries.

“The Foodbank believes no one should go hungry,” says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “We can only see this vision come to life with the support of our community, starting with our youth. Boy Scouts of America Miami Valley Council is making an impact and putting words into action. We are thankful for their support and the help of our community as they donate much needed food for the 120,040 people struggling with hunger in the Miami Valley.”

Jeffrey Schiavone, Scout Executive of the Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, says, “Helping others with major ‘Good Turn’ like Scouting for Food helps us to prepare the young people of the Miami Valley for their lives of leadership, character, and service. As we celebrate the beginning of our Second Century, we are thankful for the partnership of The Foodbank. Partnerships like this will allow Scouting to continue to provide life-changing experiences that impact local communities for a second century.”

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