The Gateway District Boy Scouts’ 29th annual Scouting for Food drive generated several tons of food Saturday for the Shalom Center.
Scouting for Food chairman Ralph Tollas said Kenosha residents’ response was very good. The Scouts delivered 14,200 pounds of non-perishable food Saturday to the Shalom Center Food Pantry, 8043 Sheridan Road.
This year’s collection was about the same as last year, when the the Scouts delivered a record amount of food.
Notices and bags were distributed March 11, with the pickup beginning early on Saturday.
Scouts in the Gateway District, a unit of the Three Harbors Council, have collected more than 6 million pounds of food over the 29-year history of the food drive, Tollas said.
Tollas said residents who have food they would like to contribute can call him at 262-658-8219 to have it picked up.