December 11, 2019

Scouting for Food

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Scouting for Food is an annual program run by the Boy Scouts of America that collects food donations for local food banks. Narragansett Council has been doing this for over 30 years. This year, Troop 1 Seekonk and Troop 9 Seekonk partook in Scouting for Food once again to help out our local community. The scouts went throughout the entire town of Seekonk and left flyers at over 5000 houses asking for non-perishable food. The next week, they went back to collect these donations. Scouts then brought these donations to Doorways Food Pantry right here in Seekonk. Thanks to the generous Seekonk residents, Troop 1 and 9 were able to collect a record total of over 6600 pounds of food! Once the food had reached the food pantry, scouts stayed for another 2+ hours to help sort every single donation of food. The troops chose to partake in this service not only because we have been doing so for years, but also because it really helps. Every single donation stays right in Seekonk and goes to those in need which means that by doing this, we can make a huge impact on our community. This is why we would like to thank all food donors on behalf of Troop 1, Troop 9, Doorways Food Pantry, and all those in need who will benefit from these generous donations. Furthermore, Scouting for Food is not the only time we participate in the great work being done by those at the food pantry. Members of both troops go out every Saturday year-round to deliver this same food to those in need who are unable to get to the food pantry on their own.

The troops are always welcoming new members, ages 11+. We invite you to learn more about Scouts BSA, by contacting us:

Email the boy's troop: Troop1SeekonkMA@Gmail.com

Email the girl's troop: Troop9SeekonkMA@Gmail.com

Website: http://troop1seekonk.org

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