Letter to the Editor: Scouts appreciate everyone for food drive response
The annual Scouting for Food drive concluded March 26, with the area scouts collecting many pounds of food for Fargo's Emergency Food Pantry.
Participating in this were West Fargo Cub Scout Pack 228, Pack 232, Pack 234, and Pack 246; Horace Cub Scout Pack 274; Mapleton Cub Scout Pack 282; West Fargo Boy Scout Troop 213, Troop 232, Troop 246, and 279; and Horace Boy Scout Troop 274.
The food drive is always held in March because all donations in March are eligible to receive two incentive allocations based on all food and dollars raised. The first incentive is from Minnesota Foodshare, and the second is from the New Jersey-based Alan Feinstein Foundation.
Many people deserve special thanks for the success of the food drive: Scott's Signs, Inc. for signs; Kum and Go and Jon Riewer with Sheyenne Crossings for allowing signs on their property; Barry Johnson and Bob Olson from West Fargo Public Works for cleaning the areas of snow for the signs to be placed; Karen Huber and the West Fargo Pioneer for their articles; SunMart Foods for allowing their parking lot to be used as a food collection site; Randy Hirchert of Reile's Transfer for trucks to haul food to the Food Pantry; and all of the scout leaders and parents who helped in any way.
West Fargo, Horace and Mapleton scouts collected a combined total of 6,960 pounds of food in their respective towns. The Scouts are thankful for the great communities in which they live that helped make it a successful food drive. Thanks to everyone who participated or was involved for your great generosity.
Judy Millar and West Fargo Pack 228, 232, 234, and 246, Horace Pack 274, Mapleton Pack 282, West Fargo Troop 213, 232, 246, and 279, and Horace Troop 274.