NEWTON – Cub Scout Pack 91 in Newton will be “Scouting for Food” to benefit the Newton Food Pantry.
Last Saturday, the Scouts delivered door hangers to neighborhood residences with information explaining the collection process. The Scouts will return to those homes on Sat., November 2, to pick up the donated items.
Those who prefer to deliver their food donations to the Scouts can bring their contributions to the Newton Food Pantry at the Newton Town Hall on November 2.
The Newton Cub Scouts will be among more than 25,000 Scouts in eastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire who will be collecting non-perishable food items to help stock local food pantries during the annual “Scouting for Food” campaign. This year’s goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of food across the area.
The Boy Scouts of America started the “Scouting for Food” program in 1985, and have collected more than 43 million items to supply food banks across the country. For more information on “Scouting for Food” in Newton, contact Matt Provost at 978-397-4275 or Jim Bush at 603-425-3888.