Scouts gather tons of food
A recent Scouting for Food service project collected food primarily through door-to-door visits by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but some residents from Oakland to Winston were provided with bags in advance. More than 20 units of Scouts ranging in age from Scouts age 6 to 20 participated in this segment of the project. Others planned to cover Glide, Myrtle Creek, Riddle and Canyonville later.
Four units worked the Winston/Green area to collect 1,246 pounds of food for the Winston-Dillard food pantry. Another four units in the Sutherlin/Oakland area delivered paper bags in advance. They collected slightly more than 4,500 pounds for the Sutherlin Food Pantry, a 25 percent increase from last year. About 14 units covered the Roseburg area to gather 6,508 pounds of food in one day for the Salvation Army food pantry.
The grand total collected by this segment of the Scouting for Food project was 12,257 pounds of food for the needy in Douglas County.
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