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East Brunswick Troops and Packs Unite to Feed the Hungry

Members of Troops and Packs 132, 223, and 109 of East Brunswick collect donations outside of the Acme on Ryder's Lane. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
A sign of pride and accomplishment - all East Brunswick scouts are now members of the Monmouth Council. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
109, 132, and 223 collect for MC FOODS outside of the Shop Rite on Route 18 Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Boy Scouts serve our community in many ways. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Silas of Den 5 in Pack 223 East Brunswick Cub Scouts collects a donation from a generous shopper outside of Acme. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three East Brunswick Boy Scout Troops united last weekend in an effort to raise much-needed donations for the Middlesex County Food Bank (MC FOODS).

Troop 223, which meets at Bowne-Munro School and is sponsored by the East Brunswick Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #133; Troop 132, which is sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian Church on Dunham's Corner Road; and Troop 109, which is sponsored by St. Bartholomew's Church on Ryder's Lane, combined their efforts to gather canned tuna, pasta, canned vegetables, diapers, rice, canned soup and other necessities for the needy of Middlesex County.

On Saturday and Sunday, the boys collected outside of the Milltown Acme and the Stop and Shop and ShopRite in East Brunswick to serve the community.

Silas, a Cub Scout from Den 5 of Pack 223, said, "It feels good to help the Food Bank. We are working hard." Jeff Scott, Scoutmaster of Troop 132, saw the food collection as a "good opportunity to inform the community about scouting. We enjoy doing something together for the community, and we learn how to work together to accomplish something worthwhile."

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