SAN BERNARDINO, CA-Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire collected 12,880 pounds (6 tons) of food for The Salvation Army’s San Bernardino Corps. The food was donated by the Boy Scouts over two weekends in November. Last year the donations weighed in at 11,004 pounds. The Boy Scouts have collected tons of food for the Salvation Army and other charities with meal programs for the past several years.
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.
Meals for anyone who is hungry are served six nights a week at 4:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday at 746 W. Fifth Street in San Bernardino. More than 40,000 meals are served annually at the Fifth Street location. For help or for more information call The Salvation Army at (909) 888-1336.