Boy Scouts are Scouting for Food at Walmart locations
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Area Boy Scouts are wrapping up a month-long food drive this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all Walmart Supercenters in Springfield, the Neighborhood Market on Republic Rd. and the Walmart in Ozark.
This is the 25th anniversary of Scouting for Food, a service project that has donated more than 100,000 pounds of food to Ozarks Food Harvest over the last 10 years alone.
“Since the beginning of the month, more than 100 Boy Scouts in our district have collected about 7,000 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest,” said Ann Pfeiffer, district executive at BSA Ozark Trails Council. “Last year, Scouts donated a combined 17,000 pounds, so our goal is high for Saturday.”
Scouts will accept donations such as tuna, peanut butter, beans, boxed or canned meals, rice and pasta, canned vegetables and fruit and cereal. All donations should be in undamaged and unexpired packages, and glass containers are not accepted.
Ozarks Food Harvest will distribute the food to 200 pantries and programs across 28 counties. Donations will also be accepted on Monday, March 31 at Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. and Ozark Trails Council headquarters, 1616 S. Eastgate Ave.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. OFH celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 and received its second consecutive Four-Star Charity Navigator rating the same year. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.