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33rd annual Scouting for Food Drive scheduled for March 16-23

The Scouting for Food Drive will be March 16-23 around Otter Tail County. (Adobe Stock Art)

The Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA are helping to fight hunger community-wide during the annual Scouting for Food Drive, March 16-23. People can help by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it on porches by 9:00 a.m. on March 23. Scouts ask that people leave the food in a box or bag if possible. Scouts will go door to door and make sure it is delivered to the food shelf on March 23.

"The people of our community will make Scouting for Food a success and help our local food

pantries feed those in need," said District Executive Lindsay Aune. In 2018, the Oxcart Trails District, which consists of Otter Tail County, Wilkin County and Richland County Scouting for Food drive, collected more than 7,000 pounds of food.

They accept commercially packaged, non-perishable food items and appreciate products low in

sodium, sugar and corn syrup. Most needed items include soup, chili, canned meats (tuna/chicken), peanut butter and boxed meals. Please no glass items.

If the local Scouts missed your home, please bring your food to your local Gate City Bank, or

contact your local Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, or contact Lindsay Aune, Oxcart Trails District Executive at 701-293-5011 or lindsay.aune@scouting.org.