Pinenut District Scouts gather food for needy
November 19, 2016
Boy Scouts of America, Nevada Area Council's Pinenut District held its "Scouting for Food" campaign on Nov. 5 and 12.
This event occurs annually and helps provides meals to those in our community who are in need.
Boy Scouts spend spent several hours passing out flyers to numerous neighborhoods on November 5 asking for food donations.
On Nov. 12, Troops/Packs went back to those same neighborhoods to pick up those bags of foods. Roughly 6,000-7,000 pounds of food was collected.
Scouts sent the food to the following food bank locations: Friends In-Service Helping (FISH) of Carson City, Dayton Food Bank, Carson Valley Community Food Closet of Gardnerville, BackPack for Buddies of Gardnerville, LifePoint Church of Minden, Christmas Cheer of Lake Tahoe, and St. Theresa's Community Church of Lake Tahoe,
The Pinenut District thanks all neighborhood participants who donated bags of food. By donating, you have helped those in need and provided an opportunity for the Boy Scouts to be a participant in providing a service within our communities.
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The Pinenut District encompasses the following areas: Coleville, California, Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville, Minden, Carson City, and Dayton.
If you have any information regarding Boy Scouts, please contact the District Executive at (775) 315-2628.