Scouts bringing food donations to Ozarks Food Harvest

March 7, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Southwest Missouri Boy Scout and Cub Scout units are collecting food donations from community neighborhoods and bringing them to Ozarks Food Harvest’s warehouse on Saturday, March 8.

Scouts distributed door hangers throughout neighborhoods in Springfield, Ozark and Nixa on March 1, asking community members to place bags filled with non-perishable food items on doorsteps on the following Saturday, March 8.

For 19 years, Ozarks Boy Scouts have conducted the “Scouting for Food” food drive, which collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food annually for Ozarks Food Harvest, according to The Food Bank.

“Ozarks Food Harvest is proud of these Boy Scouts, who every year, help put food on the tables for families in our area that need support, while discovering the value of helping others,” Denise Gibson, development director for OFH said.

Community members who do not receive a “Scouting for Food” bag, can contribute to the Boy Scouts project by bringing donations marked for the Scouts to Ozarks Food Harvest at 615 N. Glenstone during the months of March and April.

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