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Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scouts Help the Hungry With Annual Food Drive This Weekend

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You don't need to be a Boy Scout to do a good deed. Please help feed the hungry by participating in the Scouting for Food campaign.
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You can help feed the hungry by participating in the Scouting for Food campaign this holiday season.
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Members of Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout Troop 17 coordinate the Scouting for Food drive. Credits: Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout Troop 17/Andrea Gaffney
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After picking up food, the Scouts stock and organize the shelves at the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry. Credits: Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scout Troop 17/Andrea Gaffney
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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 17 and Boy Scout Troop 17 are conducting a food drive to help feed the hungry in the days leading up to the holidays. It is the 21st year for Scouting For Food, an effort by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts around the nation to fight hunger.  The Scouts will be going door-to-door collecting food donations on Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. All food collected will be brought to the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry.

Items needed include: non-perishables, rice, tuna fish, macaronic and cheese, spaghetti sauce, fruit juice, soups, baby formula, jello, pudding mix, pasta, sauces, canned fruit and vegetables, baby cereal, powdered milk, peanut butter, jelly, hot or cold cereal.  In addition to food, baby products, hygiene products, and toothpaste are also needed. No glass expired or opened items. please. Residents are asked to leave food items in a bag on their porch or front steps with a note attached.

In keeping with the values of Scouting, Scouts devote themselves to community service, following the third point in the Scout Law, “A Scout is Helpful.”  Scouts seek to be of service to others.

Cub Scout Pack 17 is open to boys in first through fourth grades and meets on Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 17 is open to boys fifth grade and older and meet on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. All meetings take place at the Corpus Christi Early Childhood Learning Center in Hasbrouck Heights.

 

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