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The 2010 Carroll County Scouting for Food event is in the books. A total of 14,088 items were collected between two efforts - the Carroll County Schools contributed 9,138 items while the Saturday community door-to-door drive reaped 4,950 items. This was a wonderful and welcomed increase of 21 percent vs. 2009, which was a banner year. In 2009, the schools brought, in 6,973 items – so this years total was up by nearly 31 percent increase – a huge thanks to the students and staff for supporting this effort – you’re awesome. The door-to-door campaign was up by 7 percent — not as significant as the school drive, but considering the economic climate an increase of any magnitude is appreciated – so thanks to the citizens of Carroll County for your willingness to help those that are less fortunate.
We were also blessed with an abundance of volunteers this year as well as beautiful weather. More than 60 volunteers came out on the first Saturday to help with the door hanger/flyer distribution. This past Saturday, nearly 100 volunteers showed up to help with food pickup and shelf stocking. A special thanks to all of you that gave of your time – you made this a success.
This food drive comes at a time of year when many of us reflect upon our blessings and look for opportunities to assist folks in need. Thanks again to everyone that assisted with this endeavor – your generosity is very much appreciated.