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Scouting for Food Saturday, October 24

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The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, sponsors its annual Scouting For Food Drive in several communities all across Eastern Iowa this Saturday, October 24. Theis annual event is truly a local effort, with all food donated helping Eastern Iowa families.

To make a donation, just leave non-perishable food items on your front door Saturday morning by 8:00 AM. Your donation can be left in any kind of grocery bag.

The Hawkeye Area Council, BSA, made the following announcement about the Scouting For Food drive.  

The annual Scouting for Food drive is Saturday, October 24 throughout Anamosa, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Hiawatha, Iowa City, Marion, Monticello and Washington.  Anyone wanting to make a difference for continued needs in these communities, is encouraged to place all non-perishable food items out in front of their door by 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 24. Donations may be placed in any grocery sack. For more information, contact the Hawkeye Area Council office at 862-0541 or (877) HAWK-BSA.

All of the food donated stays within Eastern Iowa.  Donations will be directed to local food banks and churches for distribution to individuals in need.  In 2008, Hawkeye Area Council communities generously gave 54,000 pounds of food to support local families in need.  In 2009, the need remains strong in area communities.  2009 Scouting for Food sponsors are Hy-Vee, International Paper, Rockwell Collins, Channel 9 and the Show You Care Sponsors.

The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (HAC) annually serves more than 7,000 Scouts through more than 150 community organizations that Charter Scout units. HAC also engages more than 3,000 registered volunteers annually in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Linn, Johnson, Jones and Washington counties. Key programs include Cub Scout and Boy Scout programming for young men, ScoutReach for at-risk youth and Venturing programming for young women and men.  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

rsteele@kwwl.com

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