On Saturday, March 4th, thanks to the leadership of honorary chair Hon. Fred Camillo and Junior Chair, Life Scout, Ajax Shung, the 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.
From 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, March 4, 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)
- 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. All donated food will be sorted then delivered by Scouts to Neighbor to Neighbor, with a goal of surpassing the 2016 collection amounts of 160+ crates 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. 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 660 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.