Letters to the Editor: Scouts volunteer at food bank

Letters to the Editor: Scouts volunteer at food bank

Letters to the Editor
Troop 3

Photo courtesy of Randall Fong.

Boy Scouts from Alameda Troop 3 were excited to volunteer at the Alameda Food Bank over the holidays. The troop regularly solicits donations of canned goods and other foods to help those in need during an annual Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food service project. On January 3, Troop 3 Scouts had the opportunity to participate in how the food is sorted, boxed, and distributed. More than 20 Scouts and their families broke open four pallets of donated food and sorted the food into beans, pasta, meat, soup, and other categories. Some Scouts also provided translation services for some of the food bank’s Cantonese speaking users. All Scouts know that part of the Scout oath as "a Scout is helpful," but on this day, Alameda Troop 3 Boys Scouts had the opportunity to practice this principle.

Randall Fong