Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers are known for doing all they can to build skills and help others. The Annual Scouts, Metro Food Drive in support of the Ottawa Food Bank helps accomplish just that, as these young volunteers with big hearts head to local Metro grocery stores and collect donations from generous shoppers.
Over the course of a few hours at 12 Metro grocery store locations these amazing kids collected a combined total of $9,000 and 6,100 lbs of food!
This is an incredible effort that went above and beyond what the Scouts raised last year.
While the Scouts were working hard at the Metros across the city, we had drivers going around collecting all the donations as they came in. The donations were brought to our warehouse where another group of Scouts were sorting all the donations as they arrived! There was no slacking off in this effort as these dedicated kids sorted through 22 packed red cages of food!
Thank you to Scouts Canada and Metro for your incredible and continued support. This was the 29th year for this food drive and we truly appreciate all your help over the years.
Thank you to all who donated during food drive. We are honoured to have your support – but even more importantly, the 38,400 people in our community that use their community food program every month appreciate your support too.
*photo credit: @36OttawaCubs