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November 4, 2014 > Cub Scouts Pack112 collects food for community

Cub Scouts Pack112 collects food for community

Submitted By Heather Zeng

The Cub Scouts from Niles Pack 112 will start their annual food drive campaign ÒScouting for FoodÓ on November 8th by distributing flyers to Niles and the surrounding community. Scouts will post flyers door-to-door in an effort to collect cans on Saturday, November 15 for Alameda County Community Food Bank. Pack 112 will join forces in the efforts of roughly 40,000 volunteers in Bay Area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers and Explorers to collect cans of food for the annual food drive.

In addition, Boy Scouts has partnered with Lions Clubs to collect used eyeglasses to donate to the needy in developing countries. Donations of eyeglasses may be placed on top of your food donations on November 15.

ÒScouting for FoodÓ was established as a service project by the Boy Scouts of America in 1988 and the annual effort is one of the largest collections of non-perishable food. Food banks have come to rely upon the huge influx of food right before the holidays. Pack 112 hopes to collect 3,000 cans of food this year to help feed the hungry right here in our own communities. Thanks to the Scouts and thousands of parents and volunteers, many people who would otherwise go hungry have food for the holidays.

As 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 17 years.

Look for a Scouting for Food flyer on your door beginning November 8. It will have information about the types of food we are collecting. Please place the food donations in a recycled bag or box and put it outside in view of the street by 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 15.

For more information, please contact Pack 112 through their website:

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