BAYONNE, NJ- Members of Bayonne’s Boy Scouts Troops and Cub Scout Packs have announced an effort to stock local Bayonne food pantries for the holidays. The food drive, which has collected thousands of items in past years, will take place on Saturday, November 16, with scouts fanning out throughout the community from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Residents who wish to support the food drive are asked to leave their non-perishable food donations in a bag on their door step by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Items needed include canned goods, pasta, cereals, peanut butter, soups, Mac & Cheese, and canned meats like spam. Please do not include glass packed items. All donations must be visible from the street otherwise they will not be picked up. Scouts are not permitted to enter into anyone’s homes.
With three different units sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Trinity Episcopal Church Paris, and St. John Paul II Parish, scouting in Bayonne is alive and well according to a statement announcing the effort. Among the many skills and values that scouts learn, citizenship and concern for others rank high on the list. The Boy Scout slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily” is an integral part of the program and emphasizes their responsibility to help other people at all times.
Click here for more information about scouting. Residents whose food donations are not picked up by 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, or who have additional questions, can call Steve Gallo at 201-290-9948.
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