Letter: Scouting for Food

Letter: Scouting for Food

To the Editor:

My name is Aidan McGowan and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 111 in Arlington. I would like to bring to your attention an upcoming annual food drive for the needy, “Scouting for Food.” Scouting for Food is the largest food collection drive in Arlington; each year we collect up to one million pounds of food.

Scouting for Food is the best and easiest way to give food to those who do not have it. Your donations are brought directly to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), and from there is delivered straight to more than 1,200 families in Arlington each week.

The process is simple: purchase boxed or canned items, place them in bags outside your doorstep, and then my troop along with other Scouts will come by in the morning to pick them up. It’s that easy. Please have your bags of food outside your door where we can see them by the night of Friday, Nov. 13, or in the morning of Saturday, Nov. 14. Pick up will transpire at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, so make sure they are out there.

Thank you for your support of Scouting and AFAC.

Aidan McGowan