Alameda Scouts Collect More Than Seven Tons of Food for Neighbors

Allan Mann -- Alameda Scouts and adult volunteers sort and pack donated food for delivery to the Alameda Food Bank.
Allan Mann -- Alameda Scouts and adult volunteers sort and pack donated food for delivery to the Alameda Food Bank.

Alameda Scouts Collect More Than Seven Tons of Food for Neighbors

Alameda Scouts delivered seven tons of food to the Alameda Food Bank, the bounty of this year’s Scouting for Food Drive. The non-perishable food donated by residents throughout Alameda Saturday, Nov. 12 will help the food bank put meals on the tables of the 2,000 families who turn to it for help each year.

The food bank is still accepting donated food at its distribution center at 650 West Ranger Ave. at Alameda Point from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Cash can be donated online at www.alamedafoodbank.com.

Scouting for Food is a nationwide Scouts BSA community service project in which scouts canvas their local communities collecting food for their local food pantries.

The program is the Scouts BSA’s nationwide service project to help stop hunger in communities throughout the country. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis, Mo., in 1985 and was adopted by the Boy Scout National Organization in 1988.