The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we do a lot of things these days. With the holiday's quickly approaching, a Jim Thorpe Boy Scout troop is reinventing the way they "scout for food."
Typically scouts would be putting door hangers on homes through out the community asking for contributions to the annual food drive, then make their way back to pick up donations. This year however, there are three ways to make a donation. Either find a local drop box, visit a jim thorpe food pantry or send donations to school with your child if they are students in the Jim Thorpe area School District.
Organizers from Troop 138 say this year more than ever the local food pantries need the support.
"People have lost jobs, people have had a reduction in hours at their jobs. They just need it so we are basically here to let everyone know that we are here to help," said Sout Master Lance Szoke.
Some of the drop off locations include the Jim Thorpe Market, various branches of Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank, Tommy's Subs and Marzen Hardware. collection bins will be available through Friday, November 13th.