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Scouts distributing food to county

Program gives back to Summit County

The "Scouting for Food" program is underway. This week, boys participating in the Boy Scouts of America from the local area have been distributing bags throughout the county. On Saturday, March 24th, Scouts will begin collecting at 8:00 am. If you have received a bag, place your donation in a location that is easy to spot and retrieve from the street.

Due to the limited number of Scouts and the size of the county, some areas may be missed. If this happens, you can drop off your donation to one of the local food pantries. They are: The Christian Center of Park City at 1283 Deer Valley Drive; The Community Action Agency in Kamas at 30 S. Main St.; and The Community Action Agency in Coalville at 17 S. Main St.

All of the food collected in the Summit County area will stay in our respective communities. This food drive is one of the major sources of donated items for local food banks. Over 15,000 items were collected in Summit County during last year’s food drive.

When donating items, please remember that they go to needy families. Items should be useful and cover basic needs. Giving a can of olives or water chestnuts is a nice gesture, but doesn’t help a family with hungry children. Needed items are: ready to eat meals (i.e. chili, stew, etc.); Canned juices and fruits; breakfast foods and cereals; canned meats and tuna; peanut butter and jellies; pastas; canned soups and veggies. Remember – No perishable, homemade, or damaged items. Toiletries like toothpastes, soaps, and shaving supplies are also needed. Disposable diapers are also in demand and most welcome.

Please remember that donations are accepted and needed year round.

Information provided by the local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America