This week local Scouts from Troop 206 join thousands of Bay Area Scouts in “Scouting for Food”, the single largest food drive in the Bay Area .
On Saturday, November 9, Scouts from Troop 206 distributed door hangers, asking Menlo Park residents to leave food items in bags by their front doors before 9:00 am on Saturday, November 16. The Scouts will return on that day to collect the donations, which will be taken to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Each month, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties serves more than 253,000 people. Donations are particularly important this time of year.
Troop 206 has consistently collected over one ton of food each year. Combined with other troops in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Scouts from the Pacific Skyline Council collected 78,000 pounds of food last year.
Donated items should be nutritious, non-perishable foods, such as powdered milk, peanut butter, canned meats, tuna, meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), 100% fruit juices and canned foods with pop-top lids. Please, no glass items or perishables.
If you did not receive a door hanger, but would like to contribute, donations can be dropped off at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park) in the parking lot adjacent to Pine St. on Saturday, November 16 between 9:00 am and noon.
Photo caption: Will Flanagan (left) and Schuyler Knapp show door hangers distributed to Menlo Park residents