Camillo to Lead “Scouting for Food” Drive with Goal to Exceed 3 Tons!

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Donate food on Saturday, March 7, 2015 to the annual “Scouting for Food” drive, benefitting Neighbor to Neighbor. Helping out at the 2014 food drive are Pack 10 Cub Scout Daulton Kendall and CT State Representative and food drive honorary chair Fred Camillo. Contributed photo

Under the leadership of honorary chair Rep. Fred Camillo, Greenwich Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will participate in the annual “Scouting for Food” drive on March 7.

The boys will set up four food drop-offs around town, from 9:00am until 11:30am, with collections benefiting Neighbor to Neighbor.

  • Glenville Vol. Fire Co. (266 Glenville Road)
  • Cos Cob Vol. Fire Co. (200 East Putnam Avenue)
  • Sound Beach Vol. Fire Dept. (207 Sound Beach Avenue)
  • Christ Church’s Parish Hall Auditorium (254 E. Putnam Ave).

Greenwich residents are encouraged to drop-off non-expired items such as canned beans (not green), canned fruit, tuna, boxed milk, pasta sauce, jelly, peanut butter and more.

All donated food will be sorted then delivered by Scouts to Neighbor to Neighbor, with a goal of surpassing the 2014 collection amounts of 220+ crates of food, which is over 3 tons! 

Since its inception in 1912, Greenwich Scouting goals have remained the same, emphasizing youth adventure, leadership, learning, outdoor exploration, and perhaps most importantly, service.  Scouts are encouraged to “Do a Good Turn Daily” and the “Scouting for Food” drive has been the council’s largest annual good turn for nearly 30 years.

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Donate food on Saturday, March 7, 2015 to the annual “Scouting for Food” drive, benefitting Neighbor to Neighbor. Helping sort and transport food for last year’s food drive, from left, Troop 11 Boy Scouts Eric Meindle, Harry Nye and Jamie Meindle with adult volunteer and Greenwich Scouting board member Tom Ohlson. Contributed photo

Greenwich Scouting is again partnering with Greenwich’s Neighbor to Neighbor, located at Christ Church, to help fill the increasing need for food for families in the area, especially during non-holiday times like March.  Neighbor to Neighbor provides nutritious meals monthly for over 650 local families through their “Client Choice” food pantry where clients actually have the opportunity to do their own shopping at the food pantry.  47% of the food provided by Neighbor to Neighbor feeds children.

To learn more about the Greenwich “Scouting for Food” drive visit www.GreenwichScouting.org.

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Scouts will be at several local grocery stores collecting food before the March 7, 2015 town-wide collection day for “Scouting for Food.” Abraham Milgram and Landon Ristau, Tiger Cub Scouts in Greenwich Country Day’s Pack 33, collect food at Greenwich Stop and Shop for last year’s food drive. Contributed photo


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