Marblehead, Mass. – Boy Scout Troop 11 will be “Scouting for Food" to benefit My Brother's Table in Lynn, MA.
On Saturday, October 26, the Scouts will deliver door hangers to neighborhood residences with information explaining the collection process. The Scouts will return to those homes on Saturday, November 2, to pick up the donated items. Those who prefer to deliver their food donations to the Scouts, can bring their contributions to St. Stephen's Church (parking lot)11:00 a.m. on November 2.
The 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.
"Scouting for Food" has a positive impact on the ability of local food banks to assist families heading into the holiday season. A key point of the Scout Law says a Scout is helpful, and community service is one of the pillars of The Boy Scouts of America's leadership development program. "Scouting for Food" teaches youth about the importance of making positive contributions to those less fortunate and how those contributions improve the entire community.
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 Marblehead, contact Brian LeClair at 781-631-9981.