Feeding the Hungry

Boy Scout Food Drive
Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot looks over stacks of donations raised during this year’s Scouting for Food drive and takes a photo with a young Boy Scout volunteer and two leaders from the BSA’s Grand Teton Council.

Did you know that Melaleuca: The Wellness Company 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.

Boy Scout Food Drive
Boy Scouts throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming led a successful food drive on Saturday that produced hundreds of thousands of canned goods for local food shelters and pantries. Melaleuca has sponsored the Scouting for Food drive for the last 25 years.

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.

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  1. Peggy Malone on October 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I have been a loyal customer of Melaleuca for over twenty year and I’m very proud of the integrity and credibility of our CEO and the company we represent ?