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TROOPS AND PACKS “SCOUT FOR FOOD” THIS WEEKEND 

When:
April 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021-04-10T09:00:00-05:00
2021-04-10T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
TROOPS AND PACKS “SCOUT FOR FOOD” THIS WEEKEND 
Amarillo
TX
USA
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Contact:
Tina Brohlin | Director of Development
806-350-1435

Alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle.

TROOPS AND PACKS “SCOUT FOR FOOD” THIS WEEKEND 

Hundreds of local boy scouts will canvass several Amarillo neighborhoods Saturday, April 10 collecting food donations door-to-door during the 2021 Scouting for Food “Good Turn” program. The annual event, benefitting the High Plains Food Bank, is traditionally one of the largest spring food drives in the Texas Panhandle. However, the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a popular event, but the number of participants is down this year,” said Michael Lopez, Golden Eagle District Executive. “Although we won’t be able to cover as many neighborhoods as we normally do, we’re excited to engage the entire Texas Panhandle to support the food bank by incorporating a fund drive this year!”

Residents across the Texas Panhandle and beyond can donate online at https://give.hpfb.org/HPFB/scouting21 to support High Plains Food Bank through Scouting for Food.

“We’re grateful for the Boy Scouts partnering with us again in 2021 and look forward to a successful Scouting for Food,” said Zack Wilson, executive director for High Plains Food Bank. “We’ve been short on volunteer groups in 2020 and 2021 to sort food donations, so we’re excited about the addition of a fund drive. We’re able to provide about 6 meals with every $1 donation that comes in, and the funds give us the flexibility to buy the specific items we need and quickly get it on trucks and out to neighbors in need.”

Troops and packs will inform residents within their assigned neighborhoods of where to leave donations, pick-up times, etc. High Plains Food Bank’s top food needs include peanut butter, pasta/sauce, boxed dinners, and canned items including soups, fruits, vegetables, and meats.

The community may support Scouting for Food 2021 by:

  • Donating online at https://give.hpfb.org/HPFB/scouting21
  • Delivering donations of food or fund to High Plains Food Bank, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or this Saturday from  9 a.m. to noon
  • Drop food donations into “Scouting for Food” barrels, located at:
    • Boy Scouts of America’s Golden Spread Council Office, 401 Tascosa Road, through April 9th, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • The People’s Federal Credit Union’s Amarillo & Canyon Branches, during normal lobby hours:
      • Hillside Office: 7200 Hillside Rd, Amarillo, TX 79109
      • Pecos Office: 3601 West 15th, Amarillo, TX 79102
      • Canyon Office: 120 Hunsley Rd, Canyon. TX 79015

To confirm that your neighborhood is scheduled for pickup, please call the Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts of America office at 806-358-6500. Once the troops and packs finish collecting non-perishable food from their assigned neighborhoods, they will deliver all donations to HPFB.  Food is weighed as it arrives, from approximately 9:00 AM to noon, with peak activity around 10 AM.

For more information or media interviews, please contact Tina Brohlin, director of development for High Plains Food Bank at 806-350-1435 or tina@hpfb.org.

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Yours in service,

Tina Brohlin | Director of Development

806.350.1435 direct

806.420.1599 mobile

815 Ross Street
Amarillo, TX  79102

806.374.8562 main