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Scouting for Food

KAAL-TV
Created: November 16, 2019 11:12 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS)--The Gamehaven Council, Boy Scouts of America are continuing their tradition to fill the shelves of the Olmsted County Channel One Regional Food Bank ahead of Thanksgiving.


On Saturday, the Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops helped transport and organize food that will stock shelves for the next month and a half, meaning plenty of food on the table on Thanksgiving Day for many families.

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“All the packs of troops have gone out to different areas. They’re collecting food from these areas that they’ve dropped off these door hangers. It’s all volunteer wise work. We’re now sorting the food and people are bringing in. The packs and troops are dropping off now the food they’ve picked up,” explained Jacob Winter, District Executive for Gamehaven Council, Boy Scouts of America.


“It’s just a great opportunity for us because it’s just a simple way we can give back, just giving a little bit of our time just helping out. They obviously need it with all the donations we’re having,” mentioned scout member Levi Hanson.


“It’s a great thing to see all the food that’s coming in. Right now we’re seeing more than we did last year so it means a lot,” Winter said.
Last year the scouts brought in 14,000 pounds of food, providing 18,000 meals.


“Anytime holidays come up, especially with food ones like Thanksgiving is, people have fond memories of big family meals. This is just a great supplement to those meals to help individuals and families in Rochester and Olmsted be able to provide those kind of memories for their family,” said David Steenhoek with the Channel One Food Bank.
 


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