Help Scouts with annual drive

Help Scouts with annual drive

March 9, 2015 in Food drive

Area Boy Scouts will go door-to-door to collect nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest beginning March 14. The 26th annual Scouting for Food drive will wrap-up with a one-day collection at Walmart Supercenter locations in Springfield, Ozark and Joplin.

Community members can either donate in grocery sacks left on their door, or donors can give at a local Walmart on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The most needed items include tuna, peanut butter, beans, boxed or canned meals, rice and pasta, canned vegetables and fruit and cereal.

Donations will also be accepted at Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. and Ozark Trails Council headquarters, 1616 S. Eastgate.

Ozarks Food Harvest will provide the donations to 200 pantries and programs across 28 counties. Last year, Scouting for Food collected nearly 30,000 pounds of food. Local Scouts have collected nearly 150,000 pounds, or 125,000 meals, over the last 10 years.