Scouts throughout Douglas County and beyond have been busy helping hungry people this month by collecting donations for food shelves.
The “Scouting for Food” drive is an annual program of the Boy Scouts of America that started in 1985. Scouts go door-to-door getting donations or set up donation sites at a business or organization in their community to collect non-perishable items and cash donations.
Here are results from some of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in the area, according to the Prairie Fire District of the BSA Northern Lights Council, which posted information on its Facebook page:
Osakis Scouts Troop 426 and Pack 426 – 815 pounds of food and $156 in donations for the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf.
Alexandria Cub Scouts Pack 416 – 972 pounds of food, $223 for the county food shelf.
Alexandria Boy Scouts Troop 412 – 150 pounds of food, $180 for the county food shelf.
Brandon-Evansville Scouts Pack 445 and Troop 440 – 876 pounds of food for the county food shelf.
Parkers Prairie Scouts Pack 472 and Troop 472– 580 pounds of food for the Prairie Food Shelf and Henning Food Shelf.