March 18, 2002
Scouts to help feed the hungry
by Dick Monroe,
North Lakes District publicity chairman
Over 7,000 Boy Scouts will be doing their part to help alleviate hunger throughout the Puget Sound area with their annual Scouting for Food Drive. The Scouts will deliver bags to doorsteps March 16 and return to collect the filled bags on March 23.
The local North Lakes District Scouts will be out in force serving the Carnation, Duvall, Woodinville, Bothell and Kenmore areas collecting food and working in the local food banks. Last year, 6,500 Scouts took part in the event to collect more than 381,000 items of non-perishable food.
The food collected in the Seattle area will benefit Food Lifeline. Food collected in other cities around the Puget Sound will go to local food banks.
Dwayne Rogge, of the Chief Seattle Council, calls the drive a "dramatic opportunity to show that Scouting really makes a difference in the quality of life in our communities and nation."
John L. Scott Real Estate, the corporate sponsor of the event, will be teaming up with the Scouts.
For those homes that Scouts do not pick up food from, food donations can be dropped off at any John L. Scott Real Estate office.
The annual event has collected over 4,863,000 items since it began in 1988.