Youth from Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee will be conducting the 17th annual door-to-door "Scavenger Hunt for CAP." Today. They will be looking for non-perishable food and household products for the Christian Action Program (CAP) food pantry tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The CAP pantry is an ecumenical effort to provide food disbursements for the less fortunate of Cherokee County several times a year, or on emergency basis, by appointment. The food collected now will be used through the winter months. With children out of school and eating more meals and snacks at home, family grocery bills increase and add additional stress to low-income families in the summer.
Groups of students from grades 6-12 with adult chaperones will canvass assigned areas of the town to "hunt" for donations of canned fruits, vegetables, soups and juices, tuna, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, soap, and paper products. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Cash donations for meat and perishable items will also be accepted.
If you live in Cherokee, expect these young "scavengers" to stop at your house tonight between 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rural residents are invited to drop off donations in the main entrance of Immaculate Conception Church at 709 W. Cedar St.