WESTMINSTER — This weekend, Boy Scouts from area troops have been distributing food collection bags to homes as part of the national Scouting for Food drive.
Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and leave the filled bags outside their doors for the Scouts to collect on Saturday, April 21.
The food will be used to replenish the empty shelves of local food pantries and feeding programs. Last year, the effort by more than 10,000 individuals throughout the Scouts' Baltimore Area Council provided more than 500,000 pounds of food to pantries throughout central Maryland.
All donations will be accepted, however there is a special need for "hearty" soups, stew or chili, tuna, chicken, salmon or luncheon meat (such as Spam), canned fruit, pure fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned tomato or pasta sauce, canned beans, evaporated milk and healthy snacks.
Additional information may be found at http://www.baltimorebsa.org/SFF. For more information, call Scott Hanson at 443-573-2538 or email email@example.com.