Boy Scouts gather food to benefit clients of The Salvation Army in time of need

Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 00:22:22-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), are retooling their Scouting for Food Drive to help The Salvation Army with donations beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

In response to The Salvation Army Southern Nevada’s service to the Las Vegas valley and beyond, their food pantries are being depleted. The 135,000 pounds of food collected by the Scouts in mid-November has been given to families, many of whom have been affected by COVID-19 closures and layoffs.

With this new version of Scouting for Food, donors will be able to make a “no touch” drop off of non-perishable food such as canned meats, vegetables and fruit, peanut butter and jelly, pastas and jarred or canned sauce, boxed ready to cook meals and more.

Food will be collected at the Las Vegas Council offices, 7220 S. Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119, each Wednesday beginning April 22, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Volunteers will take the donations out of the cars as they come through and sort them for delivery to The Salvation Army’s Henderson Food Pantry. The food will also be shared with the organization’s Pahrump and Mesquite pantries as needed.

If anyone prefers to donate cash for the purchase of food for the Hope Pantry, The Salvation Army also offers a text-to-give alternative. Simply text ScoutingForFood to 51555 and be directed to their online giving site and make a donation in the amount desired.

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