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Boy Scouts Food Drive Still Taking Place, Despite COVID-19.


COVID-19 is not stopping the Boy Scouts from supporting local food pantries.  Steve Buhman  with Pack 47 of the Boy Scouts says, instead of collecting those familiar blue bags from door steps, a safer way to get the food is planned.

"We are setting up drop off points and we are actually having some drive through collection points at various places in the county."

 Those collection points open this Saturday, and to see the list, go to our website. Buhman said the change was made after it was decided it would not be a good idea to have the Boy Scouts walking up and down streets, going to houses, with COVID-19 so common.

Many food pantries depend on donations like these to help, especially during the holidays.

List of locations:

Scouting for Food Collection Drives and Drop Off Points

Nov. 21st  Drive thru food drop off at the Murphysboro Food Pantry, 906 North 14th Street, Murphysboro

Nov 16th – 20th  Food drop off at Home Town Tax, 202 South Capitol Street, Harrisburg

Nov. 21st  Food drop off, 9 am to 1 pm at the United Methodist Church and Ministerial Alliance and the Manna Mission, both on Broadway in Johnson City.

Nov. 21st  Food drop off 9 am to noon, east door Zion United Church of Christ, 930 West Cherry St., Marion.

Food Collection Points

Gorham Community Center, 306 Washington Street in Gorham, IL
Collection bin is outside.

Sand Ridge Baptist Church in Sand Ridge, IL
Collection bin is outside.

St. Ann's Catholic Church, 101 Raddle Church Lane in Raddle, IL.
Collection bin is inside.

Dollar General, 101 Springfield Avenue, Anna, IL
Collection bin is inside.

Dolor General, 607 East Broad St., Jonesboro, IL
Collection bin is inside.

Dollar General, 315 NE Front St., Dongola, IL
Collection bin is inside.

Kroger Store, 45 Plaza Drive, Anna, IL.
Collection bin is inside.

Perry County Market Place, 412 South Main St., Pinckneyville, IL