Since 1985, Scouting for Food has been a major Boy Scout project to collect non-perishable food for food banks. This November, our local Scouting for Food Drive will benefit ECHO’s food pantry, and constitutes one of the largest food collections of the year for us. All of the food collected in Burke and Springfield will be donated to ECHO.
If you receive a Scouting for Food bag at your house on November 4, please use it to share some healthful, unopened canned or boxed foods for the Scout troops to pick up starting at 9:00 AM, on Saturday, November 11. ECHO will distribute these foods to families in our community who are struggling.
ECHO’s tutoring and mentoring program is underway in local middle and elementary schools. More volunteers are needed this year. No special educational qualifications are required- just willingness to spend quality time with children. Mentoring usually takes place at the school during the student’s lunch period. Tutoring times are arranged by the school; after-school tutoring is also available. All volunteers must submit a form for a background check and be fingerprinted to ensure the safety of the children. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.