Reminder: Scouting for Food – Bags out by 9am this Saturday

by beth on November 7, 2019

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Above: The Scouting for Food collection takes place this weekend, Saturday, November 9th. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

Saturday morning, town scouts will be scouring the town for contribution to the annual Scouting for Food drive.

(As a scout mom, I’m compelled to nag – Drivers, please make sure to keep an eye out for them on the side of the road!)

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be running around making pickups starting at 9:00 am. So don’t forget to put your bags/boxes out by the mailbox.

(Of course, when scouts make it to your house depends on your route and scout’s schedule. So don’t fret if it doesn’t get picked up right away.)

If you miss the deadline, you can always run your contributions over to Pilgrim Church later that morning. Scouts should be busy sorting and organizing contributions there through at least noon.

(If you miss that deadline, the Southborough Food Pantry accepts donations year round. Click here to learn more about how to support them anytime.)

But, this drive is their biggest annual collection and important to the pantry and scouts. So, try to put something out if you can. (And the more, definitely the merrier. Click here to see photos of the impact a successful drive makes.)

In case you are looking for suggestions on what to donate, here’s the pantry’s latest needs list:

Hamburger Helper
Potato mixes
Baked beans
Beef Stew
Canned Fruits
Canned Vegetables
Tomato Products
Solid White Tuna Fish
Canned Meat
Canned Soup
Individual Juice Boxes & Pouches
Juice Bottles
Individual Snacks
Cookies
Crackers
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Rice/Rice Mixes
Pancake Mixes
Baking Mixes
Condiments
Zip Lock Bags
Plastic Wrap/Tin Foil
Dishwashing Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Shampoo/Conditioner
Toothpaste
Soap
Paper Products
Pet Food
 

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1 Dean Dairy November 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Have the Scouts ever done a recycling can deposit drive fundraiser?

If they don’t have the space, maybe have a sponsoring store allow the Scouts to set up at one of their commercial recycling vending machines. People can drop off their cans there with the Scouts, proceeds to the Scouts.

Alternatively, the town could waive the unconscionable $75 a year fee for the “privilege” of donating cans-for-cash to the Scouts or other worthy organizations at the “Recycling Center”.

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