The annual Scouting for Food drive, run by the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America is set for Saturday, March 5 from 9:00am til 11:30am.
Last year, Bennett Hawley summed up the need for the food drive succinctly.
“It’s a common misconception about Greenwich that because this is a well off town there is no hunger, but it’s not true,” Bennett said. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Neighbor to Neighbor has a good amount of donations, but after the holidays they’re running low.”
The Scouts’ goal is to collect about 3 tons of food! 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.
Food can be dropped off at Neighbor to Neighbor or the following locations:
- Glenville Vol. Fire Co. (266 Glenville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831)
- Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Co. (200 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT 06807)
- Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. (207 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870)
- Christ Church Annex (to the right of the entire property, pre-sorted food only) 216 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830
Bags must be dropped off between 9:00am and 11:30am on Saturday, March 5.