Cub scouts, boy scouts and venturers did their part to fight hunger during their annual Scouting for Food campaign. This year, the Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America collected 40,157 pounds of food for a local network of feeding partners, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Scouts placed door hangers on nearly 500,000 homes Nov. 2 to notify residents of the collection day the following Saturday.
“Hunger is a daily struggle for one in seven Central Floridians,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “Every donation makes a difference. Thanks to the boy scouts and the generosity from the community, more than 40,000 meals will be given to children, families, seniors and veterans in need.”
AdventHealth sponsored this initiative, as food insecurity is one of the not-for-profit health care system’s top concerns, Krepcho said.
For information about Second Harvest, visit FeedHopeNow.org.