Boy Scouts of America Troop 45, Cub Scout Pack 38, and their families, begin the annual Scouting for Food and Sight Drive Saturday, October 22. This year’s drive is a two-part event.
First, on Saturday morning October 22, the scouts will go door-to-door in Milbank to place door hangers. “The door hanger is a new concept,” stated troop leaders Jeff and Marie Loutsch. “In the past, the Scouts tied a bag to each door. This year, we hope the door hanger will remind you of this important opportunity to help our community.
The Food and Sight drive is instrumental in restocking the pantry shelves and to help them get ready for the holidays. All non-perishable items are appreciated. Non-perishable food donations, toiletries, paper goods, and eye glasses/hearing aids are requested. (Don’t forget to check outdates on food items.) The eyeglasses and hearing aids are passed on to the Lion’s Club.
For the second part of the drive, place the full bags outside your home by 9 a.m. on the next Saturday, October 29. The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and their families will collect the bags that day. “Please try to have all items outside by 9 a.m. so we do not miss your donation,” the Loutsch’s stated.
If for some reason your house is missed or you forgot to set your donations out, please take them to the food pantry on the first floor of the Grant County Courthouse or call Scoutmaster, Jeff Loutsch, at 432-7946 to arrange for pickup. The Loutsch’s added, “The local scouts thank the Milbank community for their support and heartwarming generosity in helping to keep all nourished.”
Alex Farrell, Senior Patrol Leader