Hello, my name is Ben Tafoya and I am a Scout with Troop 218. For over a decade, our troop has been helping scouts like me, learn life skills ranging from camping to welding to leadership skills. I am currently working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank for a scout. Only 4% of all scouts attain this rank. Part of the requirements are for me to coordinate a community service project.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, food insecurity in North Idaho and Eastern Washington has risen dramatically. In speaking with representatives from Second Harvest I have learned that the demand for food assistance has tripled since the start of the pandemic. Second harvest delivers over 2.5 million pounds of food to 250 food banks and meal centers throughout the Inland Northwest. My Eagle Project is to organize a large food drive and donate that food to Second Harvest. I am setting this up in case you would like to make a financial contribution instead. With your donation we will be able to go and buy more food to donate to Second Harvest. Thank you so much!