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Scouting for Food is Saturday

Submitted by on 1, November 12, 2008 – 3:00 amNo Comment

The Boy Scouts of America are holding their annual food drive for local food banks and charities this Saturday, November 15. And this is a big one, folks. As we all know, things are tougher than they’ve been for many, many years. And there are a lot of folks going hungry out there who need your help.

As we said in September, business at the Alameda Food Bank is up 25 percent over the past year, and the food bank’s donations have not kept up with demand. Paul Russell, who runs the food bank, told us that this is traditionally their biggest food drive of the year. And they need it to be more successful than ever.

So here’s the deal: Place your nonperishable goods in a bag or box and put ’em in plain view of the street, by 9 a.m. Saturday. All the food donated in Alameda stays here in town.

Suggested foods include canned goods like tuna or chicken, fruit, vegetables, soups or chili, spaghetti or ravioli; peanut butter; cereal or pop tarts; pancake or muffin mixes; crackers, cookies, instant soup, rice, beans, pasta, powdered juice or milk, dried fruit and snack bars.

This year, Scouting for Food celebrates its 20th anniversary (in its first year, Scouts from across the country collected 65 million pounds of food). For more information or to schedule a pickup, click here.

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