Boy Scouts-Letter Carrier Fall Food Drive Is Saturday



It’s time again to bag or box up donations of food and supplies for pick-up Saturday by your Atomic City letter carrier. Donations should be placed near your mailbox for pick-up.

You can also go to Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos or Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock where Cub Scouts will accept your donations from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will help collect, sort and store the food Saturday and donations will be distributed by LA Cares to families with children or the elderly who need help.

Suggestions on what to donate include:

Macaroni & cheese

100% juices in 1/2 gal plastic containers

Canned fruits & vegetables

Boxed mashed potatoes

Low-fat/salt canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)

Low-sugar cereals

Spaghetti sauce

Noodles & other pasta

Tuna & chicken helpers

Hearty-style soups

Beef stew

Canned meals (e.g. Spaghettios/Chef Boy R Dee)

Tomato products

Sugar, flour, cooking oil


Peanut butter

Canned beans & dried pinto beans


Powdered milk

Coffee & teas

Salad dressings & mayonnaise

Crackers & cookies

Especially for Kids: healthy school lunch items;

Small 100% juice boxes

Granola bars & snack crackers

Fruit cups

Nuts, small puddings & Jello

Other items:

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Laundry detergent

Personal care (bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes & toothpaste)

Diapers of all sizes

Baby wipes

Please note – no glass containers