Boy Scouts will 'scout for food' Saturday


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Boy Scouts across the Illinois Quad-Cities region will be collecting food donations on Saturday to benefit area food pantries.

Scouts from the Saukenuk District of Illowa Council will hold their annual Scouting for Food events in various cities in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. Some Scout troops will be going door-to-door collecting food.

Members of Moline's Troop 109 will collect donations outside several area grocery stores. The troop's Scouting for Food event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at these locations: Hy-Vee on Moline's Avenue of the Cities and in Rock Island, Fareway in Moline, and Walmart in Moline.

All donations must be nonperishable food.

The food collected throughout the Saukenuk District will be distributed to area food pantries.

















 




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