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One Day, Thousands of Scouts and a Huge Impact

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Food starts arriving at the St. Louis Area Foodbank during the 2011 Scouting for Food drive / Photo by Bethany Prange

 This Saturday, remember to put your bags of food donations on your porch for the boy scouts to collect during the 28th annual Scouting for Food drive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Scouting for Food started in 1985 in the St. Louis area. Since then, this important food drive has expanded to cities across the nation.

Last year in St. Louis city and county, Scouting for Food brought in nearly 750,000 pounds of food to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Since it began in 1985, Scouting for Food has generated more than 24 million pounds of food for our Foodbank.

To get a sense of just how big an impact this drive makes, check out this great video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWcynM3ILaw&feature=share&list=UUfzj1ybtSFRhG4FUU7o4ebg

The food collected during Scouting for Food is distributed to our network of food pantries in Missouri, covering 14 counties. The food brought in by the scouts this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, will start going out to our partner agencies just two days later on Monday, Nov. 19.

We truly appreciate every individual who makes the effort to put out donations. Without you, we couldn’t provide such a high quality of food assistance to our families in need.

If you forget to put the bags out for the Boy Scouts to collect or the scouts miss your residence, you may drop off your donations at any St. Louis-area Regions Bank location.  Find your nearest Regions Bank location here:http://www.stlbsa.org/programs/sff/Pages/Regions-Bank-Locations.aspx

Bethany Prange is the communications coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank