The following article was published by the Enterprise Ledger on November 6, 2014.
Boy Scouts of America troops from Enterprise plan to stuff a 28-seat bus full of non-perishable food to feed hungry people in the local region.
The Stuff the Bus event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Enterprise Walmart, is a new twist on the Scout’s annual Scouting for Food Drive.
The food drive usually sent Scouts knocking on doors around the city.
But this year will be different, said Sonja Safadi, a committee member with Troop 150.
“This is the first time they’ve done this,” Safadi said. “Usually, we put fliers on doors, and then we collect the bags left on the steps.”
Some things won’t change, however.
“Any money or donations that we collect will stay in our community no matter what,” Safadi said. “Right now, we are helping Green Hill Presbyterian church and the Christian Mission.”
The group will be collecting non-perishable food items, including cereal, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups and beans, as well as peanut butter, jellies, jams and condiments, such as mustard and ketchup.
Anyone donating can bring food from home, or buy food at Walmart, which will have non-perishable items located at the front of the store, Safadi said.
Drivers can also drop off food without getting out of their cars, she said.