Scouting for Food to help Carlinville Food Pantry

Scouting for Food to help Carlinville Food Pantry

 CARLINVILLE (March 8, 2018) – The Scouting for Food program kicked off this past weekend by Boy Scouting Troops 62 and 63 and Cub Scout Pack 65 in Carlinville. Scouts canvassed the Carlinville community leaving grocery bags on home’s front doors, asking for your assistance in stocking the Food Pantry shelves. Scouting for Food is organized by Abraham Lincoln Council of Springfield, as helping others is a basic Scouting principle and the impact of providing for those in need cannot be measured.

On Saturday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m., Scouts will return to the neighborhoods to collect the donations. They ask that you fill any grocery bags with non-perishable food items. You are asked to leave the filled bag(s) on your front doorstep that morning. Scouts, parents and Leaders will then pick up the donations and sort, box at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Carlinville, then weigh and deliver the food to the Food Pantry. You ca n also bring donations to St. Paul United Church of Christ at 202 East Main St. from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

The food collected during the Carlinville Scouting for Food drive is delivered to the Carlinville Food Pantry and distributed to those in need in the Carlinville area. The Carlinville Food Pantry serves between 200 and 225 families each month. Items always needed by the Food Pantry include canned meats and fish, soups and stews, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, dried rice or pasta, one-box meals and personal hygiene items. We ask that glass containers, opened and expired items be avoided.