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I was reading an article about Scouting for Food...
http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/mar/10/scouting-food-nets-more-10000-pounds-goods-samaritan-center/769227/ 

The last line of that story jumped out at me:
"He said someone also gave away a $100 bill Saturday, adding the amount of cash received in total was "pretty substantial," though he did not have an exact count."

If your scouts are participating in a Scouting for Food activity, and someone hands them a "pretty substantial" donation, who gets to keep the money?  Is it a donation to the scout unit, or a donation to the local food bank?  

What do you think?

 

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Unless otherwise specified, everything goes directly to our local food bank. (Which our scouts help maintain since it's at our meeting place.) Money is also converted into vouchers to a local grocery store.
That food bank will also purchase tickets to our spaghetti dinner fundraiser for their current clients. I was impressed when some of the clients were grateful that they could come to the dinner. I would not have known they were clients if they had not introduced themselves. Being food-poor is isolating. Helping folks regain some dignity by being part our the community breaks that isolation.

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Makes sense.  

That's also in line with the guidelines for Eagle projects: a scout who doesn't spend all of the raised funds for a project is supposed to turn over the excess cash to the beneficiary organization.

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Out local Walmart lets us setup our homebase in their parking lot.  So if we get any money donations, we buy caned food from the Walmart and then add those to the food that we collected.

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