Bring the family to the parade and bring some food to donate to the Boy Scouts annual rolling food drive!
Dunwoody Boy Scout Troop 764 from St. Luke’s Presbyterian will collect food along the parade route for the Community Assistance Center Food Pantry. The troop plans to enter a camping themed float in the parade and will be pushing grocery carts along-side to collect the food donations.
Donations help neighbors in need from Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The CAC Food Pantry receives 1,200 visits a month and provides food to more than 500 families a month. Most of the families CAC helps are working families who are experiencing a difficult time due to job loss or wage cuts.
The scouts’ tradition of collecting food at the parade is a welcome donation at CAC each summer when donations typically decline. Requests for food are higher in the summer months when children who receive free meals at school are home. In Dunwoody almost 20 percent of public school students qualify for the federal lunch program and in Sandy Springs 50 percent qualify, meaning those kids can eat at school twice a day for free.
Most needed items to help feed local families include canned meats, canned beans, canned pastas, canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter and jelly.
So bring your food donations and look for the dozen or more scouts with their parade float and shopping carts! For more information on Troop 764 visit http://www.troop764.org. For more information on CAC visit www.ourcac.org.