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Scouting for Food is Sunday

By Staff | Oct 18, 2008

Young do-gooders will be converging on neighborhoods in and around Estherville on Sunday, Oct. 19 as they take part in Scouting For Food.

What was once a Boy Scout/Cub Scout endeavor, it now has grown to include members of Emmet County 4-H Clubs.

Ann Goebel, coordinator of this food drive for about 10 years, said, “This is one way for our youth to do something positive for the community. They acquire that good feeling when helping others in need.”

All proceeds are contributed to the Emmet County Food Pantry.

Needed items include personal hygiene, non-perishable foods and paper products. Specific items include shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, detergent, paper towels, diapers, napkins, toilet paper, macaroni and cheese, packaged pastas and rice and canned fruit and vegetables.

Contained within the Oct. 16 Spirit was a paper bag to hold all of these items. Residents are encouraged to use this bag or any other kind. Once filled, place the bag(s) on your doorstep by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. The youth will be stopping by for pickup until 6 p.m.

“We wish to thank everyone for donating to this community service project and assisting those in need,” Goebel said.