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Residents 'scout for food' to help the needy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Joshua Topie, left, and Nick Brown, members of Boy Scout Troop No. 95 fill sacks with food at Kroger Saturday. The food sacks will be purchased by customers then donated to the Senior Citizens Food Pantry. Chartered organizer representative for Troop 95, Joan Topie, is helping the boys.

More Clay Countians will have access to nutrition laden provisions thanks to the efforts of the Boy Scouts and the Kroger food store. Scouting For Food is a project sponsored by Kroger and WRTV Channel 6 out of Indianapolis.

According to Kroger employee Wendell Shelp, sacks of food can be purchased now through March 28 at Kroger for $3, $5 and $10. The sacks are sitting on tables in front of the cashier lanes and can be purchased with other personal food items.

Benevolent customers then place the food sacks in a collection box at the store. The food will be distributed to the Brazil Senior Citizens Food Pantry by Boy Scout Troop No. 95 .

The sacks are filled with basic staples including tuna, oatmeal, pork and beans, peanut butter and chicken soup. Kroger is supplying the food at or below cost.

The scouts of Troop 95 also went door to door Saturday giving out empty sacks. Interested residents will fill them with food and the boys will collect the sacks next Saturday. Anyone wishing to participate or wanting more information about Scouting For Food may call Joan Topie at 812-986-3002.

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