Scouts and Volunteers collect over 40,000 food items for Food Pantries in the Area.

Boy Scouts of America and volunteers across the Heartland Region collected bags of food from neighborhoods as part of the 35th annual Scouting for Food drive. Last Saturday, thousands of scouts delivered more than 1 million blue Scouting for Food bags throughout the St. Louis metro area, Southeast Missouri, and Southern Illinois. They made the return trip this week and they were able to collect tens of thousands of donated canned goods, along with other non-perishable items. These food collections will help provide food for a total of 18 pantries, which will then be distributed to the many individuals and families who are currently in need. The Southeast Missouri counties in which food was collected were Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, Scott and Stoddard.

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