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MEDIA ALERT

PRESS CONFERENCE: Scouting for Food Drive to Help Local Families Keep Food on the Table

Who: United Way of the Midlands (UWM), Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, Werner Enterprises and area Target
stores are partnering this year for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive to help support the work of
the Food Bank for the Heartland. Together, they are hosting a press conference today, Wednesday, April
14 to promote the drive.

What: The food drive has two elements: non-perishable food item collection at the homes of residents and
food collection at area Target stores.

Door sticker reminders were distributed to homes by the Scouts on Saturday, April 10. This Saturday,
April 17, Scouts will return to these homes to collect food items left out for them.

On April 17, the Scouts will also be at the 72nd & Dodge, 120th & L, 168th & Maple and 180th & Center
Target locations between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. to collect food donations. Werner Enterprises will help
transport collected food to the Food Bank.

Why: Right now, the need in our community is greater than ever. COVID-19 has impacted the physical, mental
and financial health of thousands, leaving many people struggling to feed their families. This event will
bring significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to ensure more families can put food on their
tables.

When: Join us on Wednesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. for a “Scouting for Food” press conference at the Food
Bank for the Heartland. Speakers include Chris Mehaffey, Scout Executive and CEO; Matt Wallen, UWM
SVP of Community Impact & Analytics; and Brian Barks, Food Bank for the Heartland President & CEO. AJ
D., Payton J. and Keziah J. from Boy Scout Troop 26 will also be in attendance and available for photos
and interviews.

Where:

Food Bank for the Heartland
10525 J St
Omaha, NE 68127

Parking is available in the visitor’s lot or in the lot directly west of the Food Bank for the Heartland’s
facilities.

Read the original press release here.