• Look for door tags on Saturday, March 17
  • Leave non-perishable food by door March 24

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts representing Twin Valley Council will be joining in the fight against hunger March 17-24 through Scouting for Food, one of the largest food collection events in Southern Minnesota. The purpose of the project is to provide the youth members of the Boy Scouts of America an opportunity to better understand the problems of hunger and help them realize that they can have an impact and help with community concerns.

On Saturday, March 17, Scouts will be placing door tags throughout neighborhoods and then on Saturday, March 24, Scouts will be canvassing the same neighborhoods to pick up food donations.  Residents should place non-perishable items they wish to donate in a bag outside their door by 9 a.m.

People who did not receive a Scouting for Food notice but would like to contribute may drop off donations on March 24 at the food shelf in their local community. Donations may also be dropped off on Monday, March 26 at ECHO Food Shelf or the Twin Valley Council Office.

The types of food most needed are nutritional non-perishable food items such as cereal, baby formula, complete package meals, and canned goods including vegetables, fruits, meats, and chunky soups.

Food collected by the Scouts outside of the Mankato Area will be sorted and distributed to their nearest food shelves. Throughout Southern Minnesota over 900 Scouts in the Twin Valley Council will participate. Scouts collected 36,000 pounds of food last year.

The Scouting for Food drive is proudly sponsored by Country Minnesota 93 radio, CHS, Gag Sheet Metal, WOW!Zone, and Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. Twin Valley Council is a partner agency of the Greater Mankato Area United Way.

In keeping with the values of Scouting, Boy Scouts devote themselves to community service. For more information on Scouting, including diversity/specialty programs, visit




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