Scouting for Food 2013 Helpful to Many, Thanks to Many
The Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry thanks area Scouts and our local community. Scouting for Food, during which Scouts collect food for local food banks and food pantries, started nationwide in 1988. Scouts of America are committed to providing millions of hours of community service and helping to end hunger.
Here in Chugiak-Eagle River, Scouts collected, sorted and boxed 3,061 pounds of food on Saturday, April 13. Scout leaders under the direction of Troop Leader Steve Puterbaugh organized the collection, provided transportation and watched out for the safety of the Scouts. Troop 219 manned the Fred Meyer collection points. We also thank other groups who collected and dropped off food, including Troops 230, 229, 29, 114; Packs 224, 293, 229; and several groups of Chugiak-Eagle River American Heritage Girls.
We are grateful as well to the generous local residents who donated food and cash as well. Many people left non-perishable food on their doorstep for pick-up or dropped-off food that morning. Fred Meyer provided safe collection and drop points for the food in their lot and at their store doors.
Thanks to the Scouts, their leaders and the community donors, The Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry and the Eagle River Church of God Food Pantry will be able to continue our mission of providing temporary, emergency food assistance to hundreds of needy individuals and families in our area.
— John Butler
Chugiak – Eagle River Food Pantry