Boy Scouts in FM area collect food for needy

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) Boy Scouts across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota went door-to-door collecting food for the needy.

The 33rd Annual Scouting for Food Drive kicked off Saturday morning.

About 2,000 scouts and volunteers in the Fargo-Moorhead area collected items for local food pantries.

“Casselton, Horace, Mahnomen, Barnesville, Hawley, Detroit Lakes… we do it all over the place,” Brett Drevlow, district executive for Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, said. “We want every scouting unit in every community involved to make a difference.”

According to a press release, local scouts had set a goal of collecting more than 25,000 pounds of food.

Some of Saturday’s donation went to the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo.

“The Boy Scouts of America fundamentally believes that service is a pillar of creating leaders of tomorrow,” Drevlow said. “This is absolutely important to making sure that our leaders of tomorrow know how to serve their community.”

Those interested in helping with the effort can drop off donations at any local Gate City bank before March 31.