Scouting for Food drive coming up, supporting BRAFB
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- This upcoming weekend, Boy Scouts will be out placing door hangers in neighborhoods about the Scouting for Food drive.
This drive takes place over two consecutive weekends with troops from the Boy Scouts of America Shenandoah Area and Virginia Headwaters councils.
The scouts will be hanging the reminders on Nov. 4 in neighborhoods across the area and then they will be back on Nov. 11 to collect donations.
All of the food collected will be given to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to support its network of more than 400 community partners and pantries.
Residents who would like to give are asked to place bags of canned or dry food next to their front doors by 8 a.m. Nov. 11.
BRAFB says the most-needed items include high-protein, low-sodium, low-sugar, and whole-grain non-perishable foods.
Glass containers cannot be accepted.
Scouting for Food is an annual drive that is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
Participating scouts can earn a special patch by picking up food donations, reporting the weight and specifying the location of the donation drop-off.
Since 2012, this drive has netted more than 901,000 pounds of food for BRAFB.