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Scouts return for food on Saturday

by Rosemarie Middendorf, Special to the R-C

Saturday is the day the Boy Scouts will return to Valley homes to pick up bags of non-perishable foods. People should place the bags near their front doors before 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18.

This is the Carson Valley Cub and Boy Scouts’ 13th annual “Scouting for Food Drive,” and the Scouts are eager to gather more than the 8,350 pounds they achieved last year.

“If you did not receive a bag and know they have been in your area, any market bag will do. If they missed you for some reason or you just want to assist them, you may participate by using one of the food barrels at Raley’s, Smith’s or Scolari’s supermarkets in Gardnerville,” said publicity director Rosemarie Middendorf.

The Reno Highway Patrol will assist with the weighing of the collection, according to Ken Kruse, Scout food drive chairman.

The food will be donated and delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, which was founded in 1988. Manned solely by volunteers, the closet provides emergency food year-round to those who qualify through Douglas County Social Services. For information regarding the food closet, call 782-3711 Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.