This Saturday, November 4, local Sonomans can participate in the nation’s largest single-day food drive organized by the Boy Scouts of America. Flyers have been distributed to thousands of homes in Sonoma Valley by members of Cub Scout Pack 16 as well as Scouts BSA Troops 16 and 222 seeking support in helping other people by donating food for FISH’s Christmas baskets.
If you received one of these flyers, help those less fortunate by placing your non-perishable food donations of canned and boxed goods such as tuna, chicken, soups, chili, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, and beans in a visible location on your doorstep or curb no later than 8 a.m. on Saturday for uniformed Scouts to pick up.
If you did not receive a flyer but would still like to donate, please take your donations to the Fiesta Plaza, at the corner of Highway 12 and Siesta Way, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on November 4 where volunteers will gladly accept your donation. If you would like more information on how to receive a FISH Christmas basket, please contact FISH at (707) 996-0111.
All donations will be given to FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping) for their Christmas baskets. Last year Sonoma donated 4,200 pounds of food but in this economy the need for assistance keeps growing. Please give as generously as you are able—even a handful of pantry items can help feed a family in need.
Scouting for Food is but one way the Boy Scouts of America works to improve communities across the nation. Redwood Empire Council’s Scouts also clean up parks, help with disaster preparedness, and perform other projects. Scouting with the BSA is a year-round program designed for all youth regardless of gender and their families who are interested in adventures with a purpose such as life skills, personal growth, character, citizenship, and leadership.
Visit beascout.org to locate an age-appropriate unit or email Kathy Peterson, Miwok District Commissioner, at [email protected] with any questions on how to get involved with Scouting in Sonoma county.