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Boy Scouts to sponsor food drive

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By The Staff

Scott Nutt, program chairman for the Frontier District of the Boy Scouts of America, which includes Taylor County, has announced that the 21st Annual Scouting for Food Drive will take place over the next two weeks.

Some 2,400 Scouts and 7,000 adult volunteers throughout the nine-county area will participate in this food drive.

Last Saturday, Nov. 8, the Scouts canvassed local neighborhoods and placed flyers requesting that residents place non-perishable food items on their doorsteps the following Saturday, Nov. 15.

All the food collected will go to the local food pantry to support its efforts in the coming winter season. Some food banks rely almost entirely upon donations brought in by the Boy Scouts of America.

"The boys are especially enthusiastic with this good turn, because we emphasized that they were helping hungry people get food," said Dr. Russell McKinley, commissioner for the District. "They know that all they get in return is a lot of fun and the feeling of helping others."