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Scouts See A Minimal Increase in Food Contributations

October 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
2013 Food Drive

This year’s Boy Scout food drive which combed Jackson Hole neighborhoods for donated food items for the community’s pantry experienced a 7% increase from last year, but the collection was still 18% below what was gathered in 2011.  Just under 9000 food items were brought through Scouting for food Saturday morning.  Last year’s collection fed the valley’s hungry families about six weeks; and while Jackson Food Cupboard Organizer Amy Brooks says she is grateful for Saturday’s donations, she is uncertain the amount collected this year will last as long due to the increased demand.  She says the items collected Saturday by the scouts will be augmented by food dropped off in the boxes at the grocery stores this week.  She says if someone has a bag that was overlooked during the collection or lives in an area that was not canvassed, food can either be dropped off in one of those boxes through the remainder of this week, or at the food pantry on Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Altogether, Brooks says 99 volunteers participated to the collection and came to the pantry to sort and box the donated food, while Pearl Street Bagels and Whole Foods supplied refreshments for all the volunteers.

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