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Scouting for Food starts Saturday

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Alameda’s Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts begin their Scouting for Food food drive this Saturday, November 13. The scouts will leave door hangers this Saturday containing information about the food drive, and they’ll be back to collect the following Saturday, November 20.

The scouts will ask residents to fill bags with food for collection and to leave the filled bags on their porch for pickup on November 20. The event, which is Alameda’s biggest annual food drive and benefits the Alameda Food Bank, fed 5,300 people last year, organizers said.

If you’d like to help the scouts make their rounds, Alameda’s Kiwanis are looking for some additional helping hands. They’re looking for drivers who can take the scouts around from 9 a.m. to noon both Saturdays.

The Kiwanis are sponsors of the event, along with the local Rotary and several Girl Scout groups.

The Kiwanis club is also seeking volunteers to help staff the club’s collection center at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Avenue. The food the scouts collect will be sorted and boxed at the church.

The club is also looking for help staffing food collection drives at Safeway stores at Harbor Bay and Alameda Towne Centre. And they need help assisting athletes at their upcoming Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.

To assist the Kiwanians in their efforts, contact Al Wright at 521-4900 or al.raintreestudios@yahoo.com.

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