This March, Des Moines Cub Scout Pack 955 will be scouting for food for the Des Moines Area Food Bank, starting with a door-to-door campaign on Saturday, March 23.
More than 50 million Americans – including 17 million children – are food insecure. An estimated one in eight children in America go to bed hungry every night. These facts have prompted the Scouts of Pack 955 to take action in an effort to alleviate hunger for their friends, neighbors and other children in need here in Des Moines.
The Scouts from Pack 955 will be going house to house on Saturday, March 23, leaving door hangers that feature facts about hunger, ways everyone can help and a request to leave a donation of non-perishable food items at your door to be picked up Saturday, March 30. The Scouts from Pack 955 will be canvasing homes from 192nd Street south to Redondo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both March 23 and 30.
The Des Moines Area Food Bank, which serves the city of Des Moines, most of SeaTac and the west hill of Kent, requests that those who participate in the food drive donate more popular, non-perishable food items, not just food that has been in the “back of the cupboard for a while.”
Pack 955 Cub Master Shawn Streeter said this about his Pack’s efforts:
“The boys seem really excited about the opportunity to help other children here in Des Moines. Our Pack is not only dedicated to nurturing positive values for the Scouts that belong to our pack, but we are also very committed to serving our home town. This food drive is one small step toward our Pack’s commitment to community service here in Des Moines. On behalf of our entire Pack, I’d like to thank the Des Moines Area Food Bank for all they do and thank everyone in advance for their generous donations.”
The Des Moines Scouting For Food Food Drive is a community service project is designed to help fill the shelves of the Des Moines Area Food Bank at a time of year when needs are high and supplies are low. This is also the first of two scheduled benefits the Cub Scouts of Pack 955 have planned for the Des Moines Area Food Bank, the second happening in November aimed at stocking the shelves around the holidays.
If you or your child would like to get involved in Scouting or the Scouting for Food program, contact Shawn Streeter at [email protected] .