Boy Scouts Collecting Food for Neighbors in Need

The Scouts of Troop 71 Macungie are participating in Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts of America’s national program to collect food for local food banks or organizations that feed people in need held on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The troop has chosen the Allentown Rescue Mission as the recipient of its donations.

“The Allentown Rescue Mission aligns well with the Boy Scout Oath. They are a positive presence in the city of Allentown helping men to get spiritual healing, giving them direction, and providing them a place to live which is key to getting well again,” stated Chip Wachob on behalf of Troop 71 leadership.

The Scouts have set a collection goal of 2,000 lbs. of non-perishable food items for the one-day food drive. There are two ways to help them meet their goal. The Scouts will distribute traditional door hangers on November 5th and will pick up donations at these houses on November 12th. Additionally, the troop will run a drop-off site on November 12th from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie. Gift cards and monetary donations are also welcomed.