This past Saturday (February 7th), Boy Scout Troop 174 and Pack 121 represented cheerfully the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Albuquerque during the Annual Scouting for Food Drive. Each year, the Scouting for Food Drive gathers food from across the state to donate to various food relief organizations, including us at Roadrunner!
As of February 12th, these Boy Scouts and their leaders collected more than 3,415 pounds of nonperishable food donations from across the Albuquerque community! More pounds are continuing to be counted and we will let you know once we have our final total amounts calculated.
Also on February 7th and further south in Las Cruces, local Boy Scouts from the Yucca Council spread out to let their neighbors know about their February 14th food collection. Las Cruces residents, be ready to swing by your Lowe’s Market to drop off nonperishable donations and support more of our hungry New Mexican neighbors!
Many thanks to the Great Southwest and Yucca Councils of the Boy Scouts of America; Smith’s Food & Drug Stores; and Lowe’s Markets for helping us make Scouting for Food 2015 here in New Mexico productive and successful!
Finally, thanks to all of you in the community who came out and donated nonperishable foods this past Saturday! We could not fulfill our mission of feeding every hungry New Mexican today, seeding partnerships that build self-sufficiency, and leading to achieve a vision of permanently ending hunger in New Mexico without all of you. We look forward to 2016!
Thanks for your service, Boy Scout Troop 174 & Pack 121 of the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America!
Photos Courtesy of Sonya Warwick, From February 7th, 2015
Matthew Young is the Communications Coordinator at Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, based out of their Albuquerque offices. If you have questions or comments about this blog feature or past ones, e-mail Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.