Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Scouting for Food on Nov. 4-9, 2013
Santa Ana, CA, October 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In November, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 25 years of helping to fight hunger in Orange County with its Scouting for Food drive. Proceeds from the program will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Warehouse store chain Smart & Final has taken a lead role in the drive this year by accepting food donations from November 4th-9th at local participating stores during store hours, with Scouts manning food donations at local Smart & Final stores on Saturday, November 9th. Additionally, consumers can donate five dollars at Smart & Final stores to provide a bag of food and personal care items for those in need throughout the community. Grocery chain Stater Bros. will also participate in the drive at designated locations on Saturday, November 9th only.
“Smart & Final is proud to be part of the 25th annual celebration of the Scouting for Food drive, an outreach program that provides caring help to those in need in Orange County during the approaching holiday season,” said Dave Hirz, president and chief executive officer, Smart & Final.
Scouts will visit homes in their local neighborhoods seeking food donations on November 9th for the Scouting for Food drive. In addition, people are encouraged to take food donations to a local Smart & Final or Stater Bros. participating store during designated days and store hours.
Started in 1988, Scouting for Food has grown over the past 25 years, collecting more than five million pounds of food to fight hunger. Most-needed food items sought for the drive include: canned meats; beef stew; pasta; macaroni and cheese; canned fruits and vegetables; canned juices and soups; hot and cold cereals; and peanut butter. Personal care items sought are: diapers; toothpaste; toothbrushes; deodorant; toilet tissue; razors; cotton swabs; soap; adhesive bandages; combs and brushes; and feminine hygiene items.
An annual Scouting for Food commemorative patch for 2013 was designed by a local Orange County Scout, Tyler Wu, of Troop 700 in Aliso Viejo, Calif. For more information and questions on store locations, contact Rachel Cueva at 714.546.8558, x132 or visit the website at www.ocbsa.org.
About the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America:
The Orange County Council is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the county serving more than 30,000 youth with educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.