Boy Scouts ‘Scouting For Food Drive’ Set for March 13; Drive-Thru Drop off to Benefit Neighbor to Neighbor

The Greenwich Council of Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce that Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo will again serve as Honorary Chair of the Council’s annual “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

This year, due to COVID-19, the Scouts will be hosting a Drive-Thru Drop-Off Scouting for Food Drive to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor.

From 8:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, March 13, food donations can be brought to one of two drop-off locations:

• Greenwich Police Headquarters, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich
• Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich
Scouting for Food tables will be manned by Scouts and volunteers at each location for drop off. Look for the Scout banners and kids in uniform! All participants are asked to follow social distancing and wear a mask or face covering.

Residents are encouraged to drop-off non-perishable items, such as beans, black or red – dried or canned; tuna, chili, canned fruit, vienna sausage, boxed milk, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, oatmeal, and other cereals.

Please be sure to check that the expiration date is still good. All donated food will be loaded by Scouts into vans provided by Neighbor to Neighbor, who will transport the food to their food pantry currently located at Arch Street Teen Center.

Scouts that participate in the service project or donate more than ten items of food, will receive a limited edition Scouting For Food patch. The patch has generously been underwritten by the Greenwich Police Department and the Greenwich Chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

Greenwich Scouting is partnering with Greenwich’s Neighbor to Neighbor to help fill the increasing need for food for families in the area, especially during non-holiday times, such as March. A large percentage of the food provided by Neighbor to Neighbor feeds children and their families at or below the poverty level.

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.”

As Lord Baden Powell, one of the founders of Scouting, said, “Remember, it is not what you have but what you give that brings happiness.”

If you can’t make it to one of the Scouting for Food drop-off locations on March 13, you can still help by donating online:

For further information, please contact Louisa Greene, Greenwich Council, BSA Board Member: [email protected] or call 203-550-2697.