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Food donations to be collected Saturday

November 14, 2016 GMT

Volunteers and local scouts plan to collect non-perishable food during the annual Scouting for Food project Saturday in Carroll County. Groups will return to the homes where they placed fliers Saturday to collect food items for the Community Food Pantry, 517 Seventh St., Carrollton, Ky. Residents are asked to leave donations on their front steps. Volunteers will begin collections at 9 a.m., Scoutmaster Scott Nab said in a release. Volunteers plan to canvas the city streets of Carrollton, M & T Road, Indian Hills, Sycamore Trace, Camellia Court, Burley Estates, Meadowbrook and Oakview Estates subdivisions. Those who live outside of the pick-up areas and want to participate in the drive can make donations through the “Stuff the Cruiser” program at the Kroger store in Carrollton. A Carrollton Police Department cruiser will be located at Kroger to accept donations for the food drive. Any additional donations can also be dropped off at the food pantry from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Local food bank coordinator Ruth H. Baxter said they expect to fill nearly 250 families’ requests for food baskets at Christmas. “While all donated food items are appreciated, we really need canned beef stew or tuna, canned soup, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, noodles and applesauce,” she said. Cash donations go toward the purchase of hamburger, bread, milk, margarine and hot dogs for each basket. People wanting to volunteer with the project should meet at the food pantry by 9 a.m. on Saturday. Drivers are needed to assist scouts in collecting the donated food items. Volunteers are also needed to sort and shelve donated items. All volunteers are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Nab at (502) 732-9208 or Baxter at (502) 732-6688.