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.