Valley Scouts plan annual food drive |

Valley Scouts plan annual food drive

by Rosemarie Middendorf

Carson Valley Cub and Boy Scouts will conduct the 13th annual Scouting for Food Drive during the weeks of Nov. 4-18. The week from Nov. 4-11, the boys will place 15,000 bags, donated by Raley’s, Scolari’s and Smith’s supermarkets at neighborhood front doors. If for some reason people do not receive a bag, any market bag will do.

The Scouts ask residents to fill bags with non-perishable food items and on Saturday, Nov. 18, place the bag near the front door before 8:30 a.m. The Scouts will pick up the bags.

Suggested items are canned soups, vegetables, meats, juice, jelly, peanut butter, pancake and cake mix, frostings, syrups, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, cereals, spaghetti, macaroni, rice and condensed, powdered and instant milk.

The bags also may be dropped off in barrels at any of the markets.

All foods collected will be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, according to Ken Kruse, Scout food drive chairman. Volunteers at the food closet will accept, sort and store the bags of food.

The Highway Patrol from Reno will provide a scale to weigh the donations.

Founded in 1988, the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, manned solely by volunteers, 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 from 1 to 4 p.m.