Girl Scouts food drive

Girl Scouts sort food

Girl Scouts from Troop 30290 sort food at House of Hope.

Girl Scouts went door-to-door on Halloween morning, collecting food for House of Hope.

The Scouts conducted their annual Martin County food drive on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, and collected a grand total of 6,538 pounds of food for House of Hope’s food pantry program.

Troops went through many neighborhoods, picking up tons of food and taking it to House of Hope in Stuart.

Girl Scouts delivered door hangers starting on Oct. 24, announcing that they ​would be back on the morning of Oct. 31 to collect the food.

However, because the Scouts can’t cover every neighborhood, they encouraged people to conduct their own food drives – especially at businesses and in gated communities.

People also can drop food off during regular business hours at any House of Hope location. Please visit www.hohmartin.org/locations for hours of operation.

The Girl Scouts’ food drive in Martin County is sponsored annually by Day Agency Inc., Patrick Exterminating and The Print Shop of Hobe Sound.