Boy Scouts will be out in a number of Seattle neighborhoods, including ours, this Saturday to collect food donations for the Food Lifeline Food Bank. A group of Scouts will be at the QFC on Holman Road, accepting donations from grocery shoppers.
Thousands of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are visiting neighborhoods…in one of the largest food collection campaigns ever mounted by troops in the Puget Sound area.
Record numbers of people are visiting local food banks in the wake of news that Washington state’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in January. 373,000 children living in Washington state households struggle to put food on the table, according to Children’s Alliance and USDA reports. To meet the increased food shortage locally, the Chief Seattle Council is teaming up with the Pacific Harbors Council of Boy Scouts of America making this the largest food collection campaign ever done by them. The two councils represent up to nearly 46,000 Scouting youth participation.