Watch for door hangars starting on March 17; donated food will be picked up March 24

    Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other volunteers from Crookston and the greater Grand Forks area, including Larimore, Emerado, Grafton, Park River, Cavalier, Cando, Devil’s Lake, Mayville,  and the northwest Minnesota cities of Thief River Falls, Warren, Warroad, Roseau, Karlstad, Fosston, Erskine, and more, will soon collect food to restock the shelves of local food cupboards.

    It’s part of their annual Scouting for Food initiative, which dates back to 1987.          
    Volunteers in Crookston and elsewhere will deliver informational door hangers to homes starting on Saturday, March 17 and return to those homes on March 24 to collect the food donations. To help, place your bag filled with non-perishable food items outside your door no later than 9 a.m. on March 24.

    Donated food and other items collected in Crookston will be taken to North Country Food Bank.

    Crookston residents that do not get a Scouting for Food door hanger at their home can participate in this service project by purchasing ready-made food bags at any Hugo's location or by taking bags filled with food and personal care items to NCFB.

    For more information contact your local Scout office at 701 775-3189.