Scouts, cub scouts collect donations for ‘Scouting For Food’

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Outside of the Albertson at Academy and Tramway Saturday – scouts and cub scouts spent the day filling a truck with food donations from shoppers.

"We’re gonna ask people if they’re going to buy food for us to give to homeless people, cause homeless people are suffering and they’re trying to be happy in life and survive,” said Asher, cub scout.

All of the donations go to the Storehouse Food Pantry and is a part of ‘Scouting For Food’ – a nationwide service project that started 30-years ago. It’s been on hold the last few years because of COVID.

"Being out in the community and doing a service project in the public in this fashion is great, it gets the scouts out and about which is what scouts are really meant to be doing; helping the community outside, off of the camera off of the computer and giving them a good feeling of accomplishing something," said Randy Reed with Pack 409.

Reed with Pack 409 says the young scouts learn a valuable lesson – while giving back to their community.

"The great value kids learn is to be assertive, it’s a lot for a youth who is between seven or as young as five all the way up to 10, to go walk up to a stranger and ask them to donate to a good charitable organization," said Reed.

If you missed the food drive on Saturday and weren’t able to help fill this truck, you can still donate, visit Storehouse Food Pantry’s website, for more information.