We love it when we see our favorite team ranked number one, or our favorite album number one on the charts. But when we hear that New Mexico is ranked second for overall hunger across the United States and ranked number one for childhood hunger, we should be asking what we can do to help. That’s what the Boy Scouts have asked and they are helping during their annual Scouting for Food Drive to collect food for hunger relief agencies across the state.
On Saturday, February 8, Boy Scout troops will be located outside Smith’s grocery stores asking for donations of non-perishable food. In the Albuquerque area, Boy Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food for Roadrunner Food Bank. Or, your local scouting pack or troop may have left a bag with a flier last weekend asking you to leave out a donation of food for pick up by the scouts. Either way, their efforts and time are all making a difference!
It’s so simple to support this effort. As you are shopping for your groceries, pick up a few extra cans of soup, fruit, vegetables or maybe pasta, rice or beans and on your way out of the store, give your extra purchases to the Boy Scout troop stationed right outside the store.
Together the Boy Scouts and those important donations can help provide life-changing meals for hungry people. With the help of these dedicated scouts and your donations, we can change New Mexico’s ranking and help make a difference in a hungry person’s life.
Thanks for taking part and helping Scout for Food!
Jennifer Kemp serves on the Food Bank’s Communications Committee as a volunteer.