Annual Scouting for Food 2012 Results
Milwaukee County Boy Scouts collected 125,785 pounds of food
Food was collected and boxed at 8 different locations on Saturday, March 24
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Thousands of Boy Scouts went door-to-door in Milwaukee county collecting 125,785 pounds of food on behalf of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Since 1988, the Milwaukee County Boy Scouts have collected more than three million pounds of food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Boy Scouts dropped off empty Scouting for Food bags on Saturday, March 17 to encourage neighbors to donate to their annual food drive. Bags were also included in the March 18th edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scouts collected bags early Saturday morning and then the food was boxed up at eight local collection points. Volunteer drivers from Schneider National Trucking delivered the boxes to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The food will be distributed to Milwaukee County food pantries, meal programs and shelters. Food collected in Waukesha and Racine counties will beneift local programs in those counties.
With the demand for food up 26% over the last year, this food drive will help stock the shelves of local food pantries. 330,000 people, including 105,000 children, rely on Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for their next meal.
If the Boy Scouts didn’t make it to your house or if you would still like to contribute to the food drive, you can make a donation of nonperishable food items at participating Pick 'n Save stores through April 1. Please place your donation in the Boy Scout food drive barrel near the checkout.
The final total of food collected, including Pick ’n Save barrels, will be announced at a later date.
To see pictures of scouts collecting food, click here.
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