Scouts! You really stepped up this year! Because of you, nearly 55,000 less fortunate families will be impacted by our Scouting for Food Community Service Project. In our first partnership, Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council and Girls Scouts of Southeastern Michigan provided 213,800 pounds of food to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank on November 14th. Residents of our community did their part by leaving food items on their front porch for Scouts to retrieve. Scouting for Food is a region wide service project Boy Scouts of America have spearheaded locally since 1988. Last year, the Boy Scouts collected more than 183,000 pounds of food for Gleaners, and since the inception of its partnership with Gleaners in 2009 Boy Scouts have collected more than 2,200,000 pounds of food donations for the organization.
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23,795 pounds of clothing
In our first partnership with St. Vincent De Paul, the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Boy Scouts of America sought out to provide clothing to those in need during the holiday season. Nearly 30 units signed up to distribute door hangers throughout Southeastern Michigan and we glad to have been able to provide more than 22,000 pounds of clothing!
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