Local Boy Scouts “Scouting for Food” to Feed Ozarks Hungry

March 15, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— For the 17th straight year, area Boy Scouts conducted their annual “Scouting for Food” drive to help fight hunger in the Ozarks.  In early March the Scouts distributed specially marked grocery bags provided by Price Cutter Supermarkets throughout neighborhoods across Missouri.  The food drive ended on Saturday, March 11th when Scouts collected the food and delivered it to Ozarks Food Harvest and local food pantries across the Ozarks.

The 2006 “Scouting for Food” drive was a tremendous success with 9,400 pounds of food collected in Greene County alone.  The generosity of our community will greatly help people in our area that are in need of hunger assistance.  The Scouts can be proud that within a matter of days food collected during the “Scouting for Food” community food drive will be on the tables of families in our area that need support,”  comments Denise Gibson, Director of Development for Ozarks Food Harvest.  The 9,400 pounds of food will also count as part of our efforts in the national Feinstein Challenge!

With the tremendous support of organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Food Harvest, the food bank of the Ozarks, provides assistance to over 300 non-profit agencies within 35 Southwest Missouri and North Central Arkansas counties.

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To learn more, contact Lindsey Neddenriep at (417) 865-3411.