Scouts holding annual food drive for local Food Bank this weekend

Letter

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Wed, November 16, 2011


This weekend Coastside Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts distributed thousands of door hangers announcing their annual Food Drive to benefit Coastside Hope.

The door hangers encourage Coastsiders to donate food next weekend, November 19. Next weekend Scouts will come back through the neighborhoods to collect donations and take them to the food bank where they will be distributed to Coastside residents in need of help. We’re hoping to collect thousands of pounds of food to bless our friends and neighbors in need.

If you received a door hanger it means that a Scout will come back through your neighborhood next weekend. If you can make a donation of food to Coastside Hope please place the donation in a bag in view from the street and we’ll pick it up between 10 and 2 on Saturday. Please help us share a blessing with those who need assistance.

Last year I spent Thanksgiving Day doing maintenance on Moss Beach Park while my wife slaved over a hot stove. As I finished up the work on the park I spent a few moments talking with some kids I know from Farallone View who were playing in the park. I wished them a Happy Thanksgiving and as I was leaving I heard the kids ask their Mom if they would have Thanksgiving food for dinner. No, she replied, there wasn’t enough money this year for special food, the would be having PBJ sandwiches for dinner. It broke my heart to hear. We were fortunate enough to share some of our Thanksgiving with this family and others in the community also pitched in to give them a special Holiday meal. This is such a good place to live.

If you are so blessed as to have enough to eat please share a little with those who are in need. Let’s load those Scouts down with more food than they can carry.

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Comment 1
Sat, November 19, 2011 8:02pm
Todd McGee
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I wanted to follow up my earlier note to say that today the Scouts of Pack and Troop 255 and 263 (and a couple Girl Scout Troops, too!) collected almost 4000 lbs of food donated by our friends and neighbors of the Coastside. This is way, way up from last year’s collection and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

We also collected 31 pairs of eyeglasses in need of new homes.

The food is now safely sorted and stored at Coastside Hope where it will provide support for our neighbors in need. I want to thank everyone who supported the food drive and the Scouts in helping to fill the shelves for our local food bank. Way to go, Coastsiders!