Scouts will be going door to door in the Centennial community this Saturday, Nov. 24, hoping to collect food from the doorsteps of 3,000 southeast Scarborough homes.
The scramble for donations, from 9 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m., is part of the 30th annual Christmas Food Drive by area scouting groups.
“The community has always been very supportive of our food drive, and many homes and individuals look forward to this event, as it is a positive event for the youth and helps fill a growing need in our community,” said Ian Cooper of the 2nd Highland Creek Scouting Group.
Along with the 11th Bendale and 7th Pickering scouting groups, the Highland Creek group is hoping to gather between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds of supplies, set outside front doors for West Hill’s food bank and Christmas hampers.
Organizers said all non-perishable items are welcome, but listed juice, tea, coffee. pancake mix, cereal, canned fruit, canned vegetables and canned meat as some of the food most needed.
People whose homes are overlooked or outside the Centennial area can make a donation by calling the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities at 416-847-4141.