KEYSER - Local Scouts, parents and leaders from the Keyser area spread out last weekend to distribute door hangers to remind the residents of their annual Scouting for Food project.

KEYSER - Local Scouts, parents and leaders from the Keyser area spread out last weekend to distribute door hangers to remind the residents of their annual Scouting for Food project.  
On this coming Saturday morning, they will return to pick up food donations to take to the Faith in Action food pantry in Keyser.  
This is a group effort of Cub Scout Pack 27, sponsored by the Keyser Moose, and Boy Scout  Troop 27, sponsored by the Keyser Rotary Club.
The types of foods most needed are nutritional non-perishable items such as dry milk, peanut butter, noodles, dry boxed foods,   and canned goods, including vegetables, meats, and soups.  This food will distributed by Faith in Action on St. Cloud Street to local families in need in the coming months.
 Scouting for Food has been a nationwide service project of the Boy Scouts of America since 1988.  In the last 23 years, local  Scouts have delivered over 37 tons of food to the Keyser food pantry.  The Scouts want to stress that food collected locally with stay in the Keyser area.
Residents are asked to place food donations outside their doors by 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 .   Even a can or two when combined with the donations by neighbors can make a tremendous difference in the amount of help the pantry will be able to give.
Residents of Keyser who forget to put out food or whose bag is not picked up by noon on Saturday may call 304-788-3258, 304-813-5238 or drop it off at the Faith in Action on the corner of St Cloud and James streets.
 The pantry is open Tuesday through Friday between 1-3 p.m.   Residents who did not find a tag on their doors may also call these numbers if they wish to make a food donation.