Scouts Collect Food for Gleaners and the Goodfellows

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from St. Clair Shores, the Grosse Pointes and other eastside communities collected non-perishable food Saturday for Gleaners and the Goodfellows.

A steady stream of vehicles filled with food collected by Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts descended Saturday on a central collection point on Nine Mile in St. Clair Shores.

The donated items, collected as part of the annual Scouting For Food drive, was sorted and then loaded into a semi-truck to be shipped out to the Gleaners Food Bank. A second location for St. Clair Shores Goodfellows was also established.

Scouting groups from across St. Clair Shores, the Grosse Pointes, and other eastside communities hoped to top last year donation total of 379,606 pounds.

"This is my all-time favorite (event)," said Carol Milligan, a Boy Scout district volunteer who helped direct traffic.

Homeowners who were unable to donate Saturday, but still have their Scouting For Food bags, can drop them off at any ArtVan location. ArtVan will accept the bags through Nov. 25.

Jimmy November 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM
It was nice, and gratifying too, to see so many SCS residents support this effort. St Clair Shores is a community of good and caring, and well-meaning neighbors. I'm proud to live amongst you all.


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