SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE

SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE
Boy Scouts collecting food to help neighbors in need

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (April 20, 2020) – In response to the growing need to feed more hungry families in these uncertain times, the local Boy Scouts of America are conducting a Scouting for Food Drive on Thursday, April 23, at the following locations and times:
• The Salvation Army Bullhead City Corps Community Center, 1461 Palma Rd., from 9 a.m.-Noon
• Colorado River Food Bank at the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, 1585 S. Casino Dr. in Laughlin, Nevada, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

KINGMAN, Ariz. (April 20, 2020) – In response to the growing need to feed more hungry families in these uncertain times, the local Boy Scouts of America are conducting a Scouting for Food Drive in Kingman on Friday, April 24, at the following locations and times:
• The Salvation Army Kingman Service Center, 1200 E. Andy Devine Ave., from 8 a.m.-Noon
• Kingman Area Food Bank, 2930 E. Butler Ave., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (April 20, 2020) – In response to the growing need to feed more hungry families in these uncertain times, the local Boy Scouts of America are conducting a Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, April 25, at the following locations and times:
• Havasu Community Health Foundation Food Bank, 1980 Kiowa Blvd., from 8 a.m.-Noon
• The Salvation Army Lake Havasu City Service Center, 2049 Swanson Ave., from Noon-4 p.m.
“During these trying times, we understand that The Salvation Army is running out of food to distribute to families in need,” said Patrick Ballinger, South Field Director, Boys Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council. “We appreciate the opportunity to continue our long-standing partnership, especially in these difficult times.”

People are encouraged to drive through to make “no touch” donations of non-perishable food such as canned meats, vegetables and fruit; peanut butter and jelly; pastas; jarred or canned sauce; boxed ready-to-cook meals, and more.
“What the Boy Scouts are doing is an amazing example of community in action,” said Lt. Colonel Kelly Pontsler, The Salvation Army Southwest Divisional Commander. “Love is kind, and the Boy Scouts have shown that kindness throughout their history. We are extremely grateful for their support.”

Monetary donations can also be made at salarmy.us/ScoutingForFood or by texting ScoutingForFood to 51555.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared®” for life. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.6 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been helping Arizonans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services for more than 125 years. By providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, disaster and heat relief, senior activity and outreach, adult rehabilitation, and opportunities for underprivileged children, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at more than 50 centers of operation across the state. Approximately 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support its life-transforming social services. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities,” by The Chronicle of

Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately-funded, direct- service nonprofit. For more information visit your local Salvation Army.

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