Did you put out your blue bag this year?
The Wellington Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, in conjunction with Well-Help, carried out their annual Scouting for Food drive from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.
Participants each year go door-to-door in the village, hang blue bags on door handles, then return in a week when those bags are hopefully filled with non-perishable canned and boxed food for those in need.
“It can be canned goods you don’t use,” said scout Charlie McCarty, a junior at the Lorain County JVS. “We sort everything out once we pick up the bags. The important thing is getting them filled up.”
He said the area covered for blue bag pickup ranges from Jones Road to near Peck-Wadsworth Road.
“We’ve been doing this for years and it’s important to us,” he said. “It’s important to care about other people like this.”
Scouting for Food began in the St. Louis area in 1985 and today is carried out by Boy Scouts of America chapters nationally.
Those wishing to help the scouts with collecting can go to First United Methodist Church in Wellington on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.
Jonathan Delozier can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @DelozierNews on Twitter.
Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Charlie McCarty of the Wellington Boy Scouts shows off two blue bags collected so far in the Scouts’ annual Scouting for Food drive. They place blue bags on residences in the village then return in a week to collect them after they’re filled with non-perishable food items.