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Scouting for Food Drive

The Glade Valley area Boy Scout annual Scouting for Food drive is happening now!

The scouts will leave the empty food bags on your front door on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Please place your bags filled with nonperishable food outside on Saturday, November 12 by 9:00 am for pickup.

We are a growing area, and there are not enough Scouts to cover all neighborhoods. If the Scouts don’t leave bags in your neighborhood on November 5th, the Glade Valley Food Bank asks residents to fill a bag (collect from your neighbors too!). Donations can be delivered to the back parking lot of the Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St., on November 12 between 9 am and noon. Volunteers will be there sorting and boxing the food donations.

All food collected will be delivered to the Glade Valley Food Bank that day. The scouts, parents and volunteers will then sort, box and store the food at the Food Bank. Volunteers are needed on November 12th to work at the Food Bank for several hours or all day from 9am – 2pm, and especially from 11 am -1 pm.

Thank you scouts, leaders, parents and volunteers. This food drive provides months of food for the Food Bank and is the largest food drive of the year. It is a chance for the entire community to make a difference.

All nonperishable food items are welcome. Please check the “Use By Date” to make sure the item is current. The Glade Valley Food Bank is especially in need of:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned fruit/applesauce
  • Canned pasta (spaghetti-o’s, etc.)
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Baked Beans
  • Toilet paper
  • Boxed Potatoes (mashed, etc.)
  • Cereal

Thank you to all our volunteers who work so tirelessly throughout the week to provide this much needed service in the Glade Valley community. Special recognition and thanks go to the dedicated co-managers, also volunteers, Donna Swanson and Brenda Haines, who put in countless hours each week. The Food Bank, like all the programs in Glade Valley Community Services, is run entirely by volunteers and donations.

Thank you gardeners for the produce you shared with the Food Bank this summer. Your generosity is much appreciated. Thank you to all who conducted food drives during the summer and early fall. Many thanks also to our community grocery stores who donate thousands of bread and bakery items, produce and other food items.

Donations are always much appreciated. Many churches, schools and other organizations have collection boxes for Food Bank items. If yours does not, why not start one? Food Drive sponsors are needed throughout the year. If your organization is planning an event this fall or winter, why not include a collection for the Food Bank during the event? Many organizations include a note in their announcement asking attendees to bring an item for the Food Bank.

Volunteers are always needed for the many jobs at the Food Bank. To volunteer, contact Juan McCoy at juan.McCoy@comcast.net. Especially needed are volunteers to help unload delivery trucks several times a month during the day. Donations of food can be dropped off at the Food Bank, lower level of Town Hall, 21 West Frederick St, in Walkersville on Mondays, 6:30 to 8:00pm and Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Questions about volunteering or donating food items? Leave a message for Donna or Brenda at 301-845-4229.

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