Apr 30, 2012

Scouting for Food helps those in need

GREENVILLE – On March 10 and 17, Boy Scout troops and packs came together to collect non-perishable food items for those in need.  While the food was not directly given to the families, it was given to donation centers around the Miami Valley.  Troops 184, 373, 134,185,79, 96, and packs 114, 187, 231, and 149 went to over 14 different cities to distribute collection bags on doors, on March 10, and went back again on the 17 to re-collect the filled bags and take them to their designated donation center. Over 15,000 marked bags were used in this countywide operation for good. 
In Greenville, Troops 373, 134, and 187 dropped their food off at the Ohio National Guard Post on Wagner Avenue.  The food was then loaded onto two military vehicles and driven to the Grace Resurrection Community Center.  After over 2,000 food items were delivered by troop 373 and their family members at the churches annex and then to Darke County FISH, where the rest of the food was given to the volunteers who work there. 
In total, 4,980 items of food were collected in Greenville alone, and large, unknown amounts of food were collected in other towns around the area. 
They appreciate all of those people who donated their time to help a good cause.  Hopefully, more food will be collected next year than this year, and we can continue to help the public with this amazing project for others.
Zachary Baughman,
Historian for Troop 373
Representatives from the Ohio National Guard Post in Greenville joined local scouts to deliver food to area food banks.


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