Racing Against Hunger

January 30, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – January 30, 2008 – As everyone settles back to their daily routine following the holidays, the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America, would like to remind the community that feeding the hungry is a year-long endeavor. 

The “Racing Against Hunger” project will begin on Saturday, February 2nd, as Scouts place specially marked grocery bags, donated by Bi-Lo Food Stores, at front doors throughout the eight-county Council area.  If you choose to participate, simply fill the bag with non-perishable food items and place the bag in the spot where you found it before 9am on Saturday, February 9th.  Scouts will be by that day to pick them up. 

If you do not receive a bag, simply fill your own grocery bag with food items and bring the bag to the Council office at 715 Betsy Drive in Columbia.  Last year, over 86,000 food items were collected throughout the Council and given to local food pantries.  This year, Scouts are striving to beat the record of 100,000 food items collected in 2006. 

More information can be found on the Council website at  This “Racing Against Hunger” project is one of the many community service projects, or Good Turns for America, the youth of the Indian Waters Council participate in each year.

The Indian Waters Council, founded in 1916, is the Boy Scouts of America council serving following central South Carolina counties: Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Saluda.  The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. 

Please visit to learn more and to find out how you can get involved.