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November 16, 2010 > Pack 112 Collects Food for the Needy

Pack 112 Collects Food for the Needy

Submitted By Gretchen M. Mora

This weekend, Cub Scouts from Niles Pack 112 will start their annual food drive campaign called "Scouting For Food." The scouts will distribute flyers door to door in an effort to collect non-perishable food on Saturday, November 20th for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Pack 112 will join the ranks of roughly 40,000 volunteers in the Bay Area Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers and Explorers who will be collecting cans of food for the annual food drive.

Pack 112 hopes to top their record of 3000 cans last year and collect over 3,100 cans of food. The food helps the needy right here in our own communities and is especially important during the current economic crisis. The Alameda County Community Food Bank expects 150,000 pounds of food to be collected on November 20th. As expected, the food banks are seeing a huge increase in the number of clients at their food pantries. Food banks have come to rely upon the huge influx of food right before the holidays. Thanks to the Scouts and thousands of parents and volunteers, many people who would otherwise go hungry have food for the holidays.

Part of the Mission Peak District of the San Francisco Bay Area Council which encompasses the City of San Francisco and the County of Alameda, Pack 112 is sponsored by Niles Congregational Church and has been serving the Niles community for over 15 years.

Look for a Scouting for Food flyer on your door beginning November 13th. It will have information about the types of food we are collecting. Please place the food in a recycled bag or box and put it outside in view of the street by 9am on Saturday, November 21. For more information, please contact our website at

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