The Boy Scouts distributed grocery bags across town this week as part of the annual Scouting for Food initiative.
You may have noticed an empty plastic bag hanging from your front door or mailbox this week. It's part of the annual "Scouting for Food" initiative from the Boy Scouts of America; the scouts will pick up the filled bags of food beginning Saturday morning in Dearborn. Here's what you need to know — and how you can help if you didn't happen to get a bag.
Dearborn Boy scout troops will be participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive.
From first grade Tiger Cubs to 17-year-old Eagle Scouts, boy scouts of all ages will visit local neighborhoods this Saturday to collect donations for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Collecting almost 400,000 pounds of food last year, the 2010 drive was the most successful Scouting for Food program in the history of scouting in Southeast Michigan. Last Saturday, local troops left thousands of plastic collection bags on the doorsteps of homes throughout Dearborn. On Nov. 12, scouts will return to collect the bags. Donations will benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Pack 1117 from DuVall Elementary will have about 20 boys out in the neighborhood, said pack dad Andy Angel. "Each year we pick up five or six Minivans full of food," he said. "The …