Scouting for Food Drive in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 03, 2017 / comments

[CODY BICKEL, Scout Troop 193]

I’m writing today to raise awareness of hunger here in El Dorado County and announce the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year we have teamed up with the El Dorado County Food Bank, which on an annual basis distributes more than 2 million pounds of food to local, less fortunate children, senior citizens and families throughout El Dorado County.

The Scouting for Food Drive is a perfect opportunity to come and give non-perishable food, which will then go to the people of El Dorado County who need it most. The scouts and I from Troop 193 will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 5 p.m. in front of Safeway located at 3380 Coach Lane in Cameron Park.

Suggestions of food items to donate are: canned tuna, canned fruits, pastas, peanut butter, canned beans, canned vegetables, 100 percent fruit juice, dried fruit, canned soups, stews, nuts and cereal (no glass, please).

One-hundred percent of the food we collect will be donated to the El Dorado County Food Bank and in turn will benefit those in need right here in our community.