Scouting for Food helps feed hungry

Friday, November 20, 2015
A young scout carries items donated by Eureka Springs residents during the Scouting for Food drive. (Submitted photo)

Bruce Bieschke has a message for the people of Eureka Springs.

"Thank you, Eureka!" Bieschke said in an email after the recent Scouting for Food drive.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, scouts, parents and leaders along with help from the Rotary Club and food bank volunteers began placing bags on doorknobs in Eureka Springs. The following Saturday, Nov. 14, they returned to pick up the bags, which had been filled with food donations from Eureka Springs residents to help the needy.

"Once again the people responded with kindness and generosity," said Bieschke, the leader of Boy Scout Troop 67. "Your help in donating to the Scouting for Food Drive was greatly appreciated!

"This time of year, the shelves of our food bank always look very meager," Bieschke said. "With Thanksgiving almost here and Christmas just around the corner, the hard-working volunteers at Flint Street Fellowship really appreciate the unselfishness of the people of Eureka. Having enough food on hand makes their difficult 'job' that much easier."

Bieschke said residents can still contribute to help feed the hungry.

"In case you were missed or were out of town and were wanting to contribute to this worthwhile effort, you can make a cash donation directly to the food bank at Flint Street Fellowship at 33 North Main Street next to the Grand Central Hotel," he said. "Money collected will be used for items such as hams and turkeys and other items that are in short supply.

"You can also make use of the collection boxes that are at Hart's and Sun Fest. Better yet, drop by the food bank and visit with the hard-working volunteers and see first-hand the need that exists. Hunger is a problem here in our town, but they are helping to do something about it. So can you! Thank you for helping the scouts help the town."

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