Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire have recently collected 7,100 lbs of food.
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire have recently collected 7,100 lbs. – almost four tons – of food for The Salvation Army, San Bernardino Corps.
“That was a lot of food, and we need it,” said Major Daniel Henderson, corps officer. “But we would appreciate your donations of food as well, because this amount is less than it has been some years.”
“We use this food primarily in the 600 gift boxes we give to area families in need at Christmas, and it will also help supplement our daily meal program, including special holiday meals we are serving on Christmas Day,” he added. “You can drop food off at our new headquarters building, 2626 Pacific Street in Highland.”
In December, the San Bernardino Corps assembles holiday food baskets for more than 600 local families. Canned food donations received from the Boy Scouts will be included in those baskets along with a $10 gift card to Stater Bros. for a Turkey. In addition to the holiday baskets, a delicious Christmas Dinner is served on Christmas Day to those in need.