Did you know that Melaleuca has helped to raise 2,350 tons of food and served hundreds of thousands of families in need? For 25 years, we’ve supported a cause that’s delivered more than 7.5 million canned items to local food banks.Melaleuca has served as the lead sponsor for the Scouting for Food drive in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s Grand Teton District. This service project covers all of the communities spread throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming. Organizing this annual event is no small feat. The Scouts recognize that 32,000 hours are typically volunteered by 10,000 youth and adult leaders each year.
As the main sponsor, Melaleuca assumes all of the food drive’s costs. It builds awareness with the public by advertising the event and developing promotional materials that go to roughly 200,000 households. Because of Melaleuca’s efforts, people know when to leave a donation on their front porch for a Boy Scout to pick up for the food pantry.
Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot has supported Scouting for Food ever since it began in 1989. “Hunger is a problem we can do something about by working together. This meaningful project plays a role in helping hungry children and providing nutrition to the disabled, the elderly, the homeless and the unemployed. It’s motivating to watch the community’s tremendous response to this event,” he said.
Fortunately, people gave generously once again. This year’s Scouting for Food drive raised more than 390,500 canned items. You can read the full story at here.