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25th ANNUAL SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION
Cub Scouts from Pack 2 will be returning to the Primrose and St. Luke’s neighborhoods this Saturday morning to collect perishable foods for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
This year marks the 25th annual Scouting for Food Drive; it has become a long-standing tradition for the Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America and the largest food drive in New England. In 2012, Pack 2 West Barrington collected approximately 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food. Since 1988, the Narragansett Council has collected more than 7.8 million pounds of food through the drive for those who are in need.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank currently serves more than 65,000 people through its statewide network of emergency food programs. Foods in most need are:
- Protein: canned soup, tuna, canned meats, peanut butter and nuts;
- Canned fruits and vegetables, including juices and tomato sauce;
- Carbohydrates such as nutritious breakfast cereals, whole wheat pasta, crackers, granola bars and cheese & cracker packages;
- Canned and dried beans.
Bags were distributed to homes last weekend. If you did not receive a bag on your doorstep but would like to contribute to the Scouting for Food Drive, donations will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. on November 3rd at the Barrington Fire Department, 100 Federal Road.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the scouting values of trust, loyalty, obedience, good cheer, thrifty, bravery, courteousness, kindness, friendliness, helpfulness and reverence.
|Where||Town of Barrington Fire Department 100 Federal Rd, Barrington, RI 02806|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||9:00 am–12:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Town of Barrington Fire Department
The Town of Barrington Fire Department is comprised of a full-time staff of 25 stationed at the headquarters in the Public Safety building on Federal Road and a volunteer staff of 12 at the Hampden Meadows station. Each firefighter and EMT receives the same training and equipment to respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, emergency medical incidents, marine rescues and the handling of hazardous material spills. The department also handles calls such as pumping water out of basements, home renovation inspections, medical transport and tank removal. The total number of calls to the department typically exceeds 2,000 a year, according to Fire Chief Gerald Bessette. Among the firefighting and rescue equipment are two engines, a ladder truck, three rescue vehicles and two boats for marine rescues. Six-member platoons staff four shifts to provide around-the-clock protection. EMTs are trained at the cardiac level with additional certifications.