Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Scouts are prepared to help the Atomic City Letter Carriers and LA Cares to collect, sort and store your donations of food and supplies during the 21st Annual BSA-Letter Carriers Fall Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 17.
All we need is your help “Scouting for Food”.
Even in our prosperous community, as we prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many families with children or elderly who need help to get enough food to eat. So what can you do to help?
Go to your pantry and fill a grocery bag (double it for strength) or a box with non-perishable food and other necessities. Then on Saturday morning Nov. 17 place it near your mailbox and soon your Letter Carrier, a Boy Scout or an adult BSA leader will pick it up and take it to be sorted, stored, and distributed by LA Cares.
Alternately, you can visit Smith’s MarketPlace in Los Alamos or Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock Saturday Nov. 17, and a Cub Scout will be waiting to accept your donations from about 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you’ll be out of town during the food drive, then you can leave non-perishable food and supply donations year-round at the Aquatic Center or at Los Alamos County Social Services at 1505 15th Street during regular business hours.
Need suggestions on what to donate?
Macaroni & cheese, 100% juices in 1/2 gal plastic, canned fruits & vegetables, boxed mashed potatoes, low-fat/salt canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), low-sugar cereals, spaghetti sauce, noodles & other pasta, tuna & chicken helpers, hearty-style soups, beef stew, canned meals (e.g. spaghettios/Chef Boy R Dee), tomato products, sugar, flour, cooking oil, jelly/jam, peanut butter, canned beans & dried pinto beans, rice, powdered milk, coffee & teas, salad dressings, mayonnaise, crackers & cookies. Especially for Kids: healthy school lunch items; small 100% juice boxes, granola bars, snack crackers, fruit cups, nuts, small puddings & jello, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and personal care products (bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes & toothpaste). Diapers of all sizes and baby wipes are needed. NO GLASS containers!
Thank you for helping to celebrate Thanksgiving for everyone in our community.