On Saturday, March 3, Greenwich Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will participate in the “Scouting for Food” drive by collecting food from local residents to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor.
This annual event has been the Council’s largest good turn for nearly 30 years. The drive’s honorary chair is State Rep. Fred Camillo.
From 9:00am to 11:30am on Saturday, March 3, food donations can be brought to one of the four drop-off locations: 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) and Christ Church (254 E. Putnam Ave, Front Circle, library).
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.
Neighbor provides food on a weekly basis (unlike most food pantries, which are emergency only) to over 1,000 Greenwich residents each week.
Their “client choice” food pantry is set up like a grocery store and served as the model for other area pantries.
The food they distribute includes fresh produce, milk, meat and eggs.
They aim to provide food that families can use to make nutritious meals. 47% of the food provided by Neighbor to Neighbor feeds children.
Can’t make it to one of the drop-off locations? Donate fresh fruits and vegetables to support “Scouting” for Food HERE
To learn more about the Greenwich “Scouting for Food” drive visit www.GreenwichScouting.org.