BEAUMONT, Texas — Boy Scouts from the Three Rivers Council is teaming up once again with the Southeast Texas food bank for the Annual Scouts Food Drive.

The Scouts will begin their food drive benefiting the Southeast Texas Food Bank on Feb. 8.

On Saturday, the scouts will be hanging bags on Southeast Texas residents’ doors. The scouts will come and pick up the bags on Saturday, Feb. 15.

“If residents would like to participate, they can fill the bags left at their homes with store-bought, non-perishable items, including canned or boxed goods, and place them on their door step for pickup on Saturday morning, February 15,” according to a Boy Scouts of America press release.

Last year, Three Rivers Council collected more than 5,000 pounds of food for the hungry, according to Dan Maher, President/CEO of the Southeast Texas Food Bank.

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The annual Scouting for Food Drive led by the Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America for the benefit of the Southeast Texas Food Bank is about to begin.

Scouts from the Three Rivers Council will be hanging bags on residents’ doors in Southeast Texas on Saturday, February 8. They will return to pick them up on Saturday, February 15. 

Scouting for Food is an annual food collection drive held all over the nation by the Boy Scouts of America. Locally, it is a joint effort, with donated food accepted by and distributed through the Southeast Texas Food Bank once it has been collected by Scouts. 

The drive is another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are present in Southeast Texas, doing important community service activities. Last year, Three Rivers Council collected more than 5,000 pounds of food for the hungry, according to Dan Maher, President/CEO of the Southeast Texas Food Bank. 

“To receive this support for our services through the Scouting community is another affirmation that the issue of hunger resonates with Southeast Texans,” said Maher. “It takes widespread community engagement to tackle an issue that affects more than 20 percent of our community, so we are grateful  for the Scouts’ annual engagement with hunger relief through this drive.” 

If residents would like to participate, they can fill the bags left at their homes with store-bought, non-perishable items, including canned or boxed goods, and place them on their door step for pickup on Saturday morning, February 15. 

“The Southeast Texas Food Bank’s mission of helping the underserved aligns with Scout Law. Particularly, that a Scout is to be helpful. A Scout cares about other people and willingly volunteers to  help others without expecting payment or reward in return,” said Three Rivers Council District Executive Kevin King.

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