Local scouts collect food items for those in need on Saturday during the ‘Scouting for Food’ event – NKyTribune

More than 2,500 Scouts and Scout Leaders from the Dan Beard Council, BSA, visited hundreds of neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region on Saturday to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Freestore Foodbank and other local food banks. The goal of this annual campaign is to provide more than 50,000 meals in our community.

(Dan Beard Council, BSA)

“Our Scouting for Food program is core to our Scouting values ​​of community service and leadership,” said Andrew Zahn, Scout Executive and CEO of the Dan Beard Council. “Our Scouts rallying their neighbors to provide food assistance is inspiring, as is the generosity of those who donate.”

“During this time of unprecedented need in our community, it is great to see new partnerships emerging to join Freestore Foodbank in the fight to create a hunger-free, healthy and thriving community,” said Kurt Reiber, president and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank. . “We would like to thank the BSA’s Dan Beard Council, the Scouts and their leaders for working with our team on their first Scouting for Food event.”

ESPN analyst and 700 WLW host Rocky Boiman serves as honorary chairman for Scouting for Food.

Dan Beard Council, BSA is the area’s largest youth organization serving 12,000 youth and mobilizing more than 3,500 volunteers each year in 12 counties serving Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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Dan Beard Council, BSA