Alexandria A Scouting for Food collection will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
In 2011, 2,620 Scouts in the area collected mor than 64,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food and delivered it to ALIVE, UCM and Koinonia for distribution among people in need locally.
This year, each Scout unit is assigned a local neighborhood for collection; the unit will drop off Scouting for Food bags on Saturday, Nov. 3 and pick them up on Saturday, Nov. 10.
In this metropolitan region, more than 680,000 residents
struggle with hunger and 1 in 5 children is at risk of experiencing hunger daily, according to Boy Scout officials.
For more information, see www.BoyScouts-NCAC.org/ScoutingForFood