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Troops Plan Scouting for Food Project

October 23, 2007
    Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Elkins will place food bags on porches of local residents this week as part of the group’s Scouting for Food project.

    Participating scouts include those from Pack and Troop 88 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church and Pack 85 sponsored by Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church.

    Donations of canned food and other non-perishable food items will be collected. Participating residents should not include outdated items.

    Officials said residents should place food bags on their porches in plain view for pickup starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The food collected will be distributed throughout Tygart Valley communities to replenish food pantries and soup kitchens for the homeless and other residents less fortunate.

    Those unable to  set their bags out at the designated time or those who don’t have their donation picked up should drop off their food during normal working hours to: Good Shepherd at 105 First St. in Elkins; North Central Community Action at 938 S. Davis Ave. in Elkins; or the Tyrand Parish on Back Road in Mill Creek.

    Scout leaders are asking area motorists to use caution next week when they see scouts, scout leaders and parents crossing streets with food bags and collected food.

    The Elkins Kroger has donated shopping bags to assist scouts in their annual Scouting for Food project for nearly 30 years.



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