According to the Utah Food Bank, 1 in 5 children in Utah are unsure where their next meal will come from. The Boy Scouts in Summit County are hoping to fill the empty shelves of local pantries and help these hungry kids by picking up donated, non-perishable food items on Saturday, March 23.
The Scouts have been busy dropping off 11,000 bags on the porch of every home in Summit County, hoping locals will fill the bags with high-protein, non-perishable food items.
"This is a great service project, where Boy Scouts are actively involved in the welfare of those less fortunate within their community," said Craig Butterfield of Boy Scouts of America
The bags of donated food will be picked up on the porches of homes on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The collected food will then be transported directly to local food pantries, such as the Christian Center of Park City and the Community Action Centers of Coalville and Kamas.
Rob Harter, of the Christian Center of Park City, said, "We so appreciate the Boy Scouts’ ongoing support. Their food drives, for the last several years, have typically brought in large amounts of non-perishable food items. That helps the Center provide for the community in lean times. Please support our local Boy Scouts as they collect food that will be used locally."
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