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Local Scouts are Helping the Hungry

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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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Local Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews throughout the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, are conducting food drives to help feed the hungry in the days leading up to the holidays.  Scouts from local towns in Sussex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Middlesex, counties will be collecting food to help the hungry in our communities.  All food collected will be brought to local food pantries chosen by the Scouts.

Items needed include: canned meats / fish, fruit juice, soups, baby formula, jello, pudding mix, pasta, sauces, canned fruit and vegetables, baby cereal, powdered milk, peanut butter, hot or cold cereal.  No outdated or opened items, please.

This food collection is part of Scouting For Food, an effort by Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops around our nation to fight hunger.

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             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.

            For more information on this collection, or to connect with a local participating Scout unit near you, contact Marc Maratea, (973) 765-9322 240, or marc.maratea@scouting.org

 

 

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