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 …
Boy Scouts collected food Saturday for the Scouting for Food campaign. Food collected goes to Gleaners Food Bank of Southeast Michigan.
Homeowners should leave nonperishable food donations on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenny Whalen
Thursday, November 10, 2011
From first grade Tiger Cubs to 17-year-old Eagle Scouts, boy scouts of all ages will visit local neighborhoods this Saturday to collect donations for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Collecting almost 400,000 pounds of food last year, the 2010 drive was the most successful Scouting for Food program in the history of scouting in Southeast Michigan. Last Saturday, local troops left thousands of plastic collection bags on the doorsteps of homes throughout Macomb Township. On Nov. 12, scouts will return to collect the bags. Donations will benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Homeowners should put donation bags on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.