Community Interest

Scouting for Food Drive Nov. 9 & 16

Cub Scout Pack 856 and Scouts BSA Troop 856 sponsored by Immaculate Heart of Mary, New Melle needs your help-and so do thousands of hungry people in our community. Our Scouts are participating in the annual Scouting For Food drive in November.

On Saturday, November 9th Scouts will place plastic bags at doorsteps throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and the surrounding counties, southeast Missouri, and southern Illinois. The following Saturday, November 16, Scouts return to pick up filled bags. Food donated in our area will be distributed through the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.

As an alternative, or in case you do not get a bag at your door, bags and collections baskets will also be available at local New Melle businesses starting November 4th, with pick up on Saturday, November 16th.

The Scouts hope to match or exceed the success of last year’s food drive which resulted in 1.9 million cans of food collected. This year the food pantries are looking for protein foods such as canned tuna, peanut butter or canned ravioli.

Your help is desperately needed. Please be sure to look for you Scouting For Food bag on November 9 and fill it with canned food items you can donate. Scouts will collect the donations from your doorstep on November 16th.