Ann Arbor Boy Scouts to help food drive on Sunday afternoon

Drive to take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Members of Troop 27 wait to collect donations for the St. Francis Parish Food Drive in Ann Arbor on Nov. 14, 2020. (Michael Jedinak)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Sunday, members of Boy Scout Troop 27 will be at St. Francis of Assisi Parish from 2-6 p.m. to help donors during a Lent food drive.

The scouts will be joined by members of the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan to help donors move groceries and donated items from their cars into the church.

The food drive will accept non-perishable goods to give to Hope Clinic, Catholic Social Services of Northside Community Center, Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor and Corpus Christi Parish in Detroit.

Donations can also be dropped at the church food box near the main door.

To sign up to make deliveries to these organizations on Sunday, click here.

In November 2020, Troop 27 broke its single-day record by collecting 591 bags and boxes of food and personal items.

Items needed for the food drive include:

  • baby supplies, including formula, baby wipes, diapers, and medium or large pull-ups
  • toilet tissue
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent and bath gel or bars
  • cereal and oatmeal
  • instant potatoes
  • crackers
  • Bisquick or boxed bread mixes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • macaroni and cheese box mixes
  • peanut butter jars (24 ounces or smaller)
  • jams and jellies in plastic jars
  • Ensure
  • canned vegetables
  • low sodium soup
  • white and brown rice (16 ounces)
  • noodles, including spaghetti, egg noodles and elbow macaroni
  • spaghetti sauce (in cans or plastic jars)
  • canned meats, including tuna, salmon, ham, chicken or turkey (24 ounces or smaller)
  • canned fruit
  • canned chilis, ravioli or beef stew
  • refried beans
  • canned pozole or hominy

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is at 2250 E. Stadium Blvd.

About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.