Scouting for Food continues with collection bins

Scouting for Meals continues with assortment bins

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) — Scouts throughout southern Illinois are do their half to maintain neighbors fed this Thanksgiving.

Troops held drive-thru meals drives to make up for the lack of their conventional “Blue Bag” pick-ups.

Scouts had been out in almost each city within the area Saturday morning, accumulating meals gadgets that they then ship to shelters and meals pantries.

In Herrin, Scout leaders say they had been “on observe” to fulfill their objectives, averaging greater than 3,000 gadgets annually.

The gathering happened within the parking zone of Southside Lumber.

In the meantime, the Marion drive-thru was off to a gentle begin simply an hour into the occasion.

Kathline Gaare-Wiese, Troop 7021 Committee Chair, organized the situation on the Zion Church and in addition helped to gather non-perishable gadgets with different scout leaders.

She says the “want” is why they’re decided to “nonetheless” Scout for Meals.

“The cabinets are nonetheless empty, Boy Scouts have duty to assist different folks always,” Gaare-Wiese explains. “So we’re out right here to assist folks as a lot as we are able to; hopefully we’ll do extra drives later within the yr, however proper we have to get meals on the cabinets for Thanksgiving.”

She says it’s unlucky the Scouts had been unable to conduct their conventional “blue bag” methodology, the place they ship empty luggage to houses and return just a few weeks later to select them up loaded with non-perishable gadgets.

“They’re positively unhappy,” says Gaare-Wiese, “As a result of they get pleasure from doing this service undertaking and though it is chilly and wet, they nonetheless get pleasure from doing it.”

The gathering continues with bins situated at church buildings, grocery shops, and fuel stations throughout the area. These will stay open to meals donations till December 13th.

The Murphysboro Meals Pantry additionally has an exterior meals drop off field, which is checked each day, so meals donations may be dropped off at any time.

Meals gadgets may also be dropped off on the Boy Scouts of America Service Heart, situated at 803 East Herrin Avenue in Herrin throughout workplace hours.

Meals Assortment Factors for meals drop off in bins


Gorham Group Heart, 306 Washington Avenue in Gorham, IL

Assortment bin is outdoors.

Sand Ridge

Sand Ridge Baptist Church in Sand Ridge, IL

Assortment bin is outdoors.


St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 101 Raddle Church Lane in Raddle, IL.

Assortment bin is inside.


Greenback Basic, 101 Springfield Avenue, Anna, IL

Assortment bin is inside.

Kroger Retailer, 45 Plaza Drive, Anna, IL.

Assortment bin is inside.


Dolor Basic, 607 East Broad St., Jonesboro, IL

Assortment bin is inside.


Greenback Basic, 315 NE Entrance St., Dongola, IL

Assortment bin is inside.


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


Casey’s Basic Retailer, 917 South Maple St. Cambria, IL


Casey’s Basic Retailer, 1207 South Division St., Carterville, IL

Borowiak’s IGA Foodliner, 1114 South Division St. Carterville, IL

Greenback Basic, 314 West Plaza, Carterville, IL


Kroger Retailer, 1609 South Park Ave., Herrin, IL.

Assortment bin contained in the Exit door.


Casey’s Basic Retailer, 16060 Cambria Street, Hurst, IL


Greenback Basic Retailer, 110 North Big Metropolis Street, Carbondale, IL

Greenback Basic Retailer, 5555 Previous Freeway 51, Carbondale, IL

Greenback Basic Retailer, 2160 West Ramada Lane, Carbondale, IL

Dr. Joseph Hudgins Orthodontics, 1180 Cedar Court docket, Carbondale, IL

Hours – Mon-Thur, eight am to five pm; Friday, eight am to midday.

Fort Perilous Video games and Books, 207 West Important, Carbondale, IL

Hours – M-Sat, 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday, Midday to six pm (Thanksgiving might differ)

Kroger Retailer, 501 North Big Metropolis Street, Carbondale, IL