The following Saturday, March 8, the Scouts will return to collect the donations. People also can visit any Sunset Foods location March 1-8 to drop off donations of canned foods, boxed cereals, and similar items. Scouts will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect the food.
Scouting for Food, part of the Good Turn for America initiative, is as much a part of Scouting as the young volunteers’ uniforms and is designed to do more than collect food for needy families in the region.
“Especially now, with the way things are, it’s important for the kids to understand that this could be going to their classmates; this could be going to other parents in Lake County and Northern Cook County,” said one Scouting volunteer in a promotional video on the Northeast Illinois Council’s Website. “Even at a hard time, people still are going to give to help other people. That’s one of the big principles of Scouting.
Thaddeus Tazioli, vice president of marketing at Sunset Foods, said working with the Scouts harmonizes with the company’s mission to give back to the community.
“We are proud to partner with the Scouts in this nationally recognized initiative. It is very gratifying to play a role in a program that instills values in kids and helps out the needy. We couldn’t be happier to be involved.”
In the past 10 years, Sunset Foods and the Northeast Illinois Council have collected more than 500,000 tons of food through the Scouting for Food program.
More about Sunset Foods
Sunset Foods is a
privately owned neighborhood supermarket dedicated to making grocery shopping a
pleasurable experience by providing the finest customer service and ensuring an
outstanding selection of food, liquor, floral and other items at competitive
prices. Sunset has expanded from its modest beginnings in 1937, and now employs
approximately 900 employees at its stores in Highland Park, Lake Forest,
Libertyville, Long Grove, and Northbrook. In addition to carrying a wide variety
of foods, including ethnic brands and specialty health and organic items, Sunset
provides its customers with cooking classes, free nutrition store tours, and
More about the Northeast Illinois Council
The Northeast Illinois
Council of Boy Scouts of America comprises three districts: Aptakisic, North
Star, and Potawatomi. Each district has a district executive who supports the
packs, troops, crews, teams, and posts in the district.