The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Sparta area will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday March 9th for the local food pantry here in Sparta. The Scouts are asking residents in the City of Sparta to set out a few cans of food or non-perishable food items at the front door of your residence by 9:00 AM on Saturday March 9th. The Scouts will be Starting at 9:00 AM to pick up your food Items. This is only for the 1 and 2 family residence in the City of Sparta. If your food is not picked up, please take it to your church on Sunday or contact Doug Dengel at 269-2939 and he will have someone pick up your food. The shelves at the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Sparta are getting bare and the Scouts would appreciate and thank you for your support.