Scouting for Food was a huge success; more than 6,000 pounds of food collected.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Northborough Food Pantry would like to thank all those who helped make the Scouting for Food drive a success this year. Every year the boy scouts, girl scouts, and venture scouts work together with their adult leaders to organize this drive for the pantry. They drop off bags to every house in Northborough, and pick them up the following Saturday. They bring the stuffed bags to the town hall where together they unpack the bags, organize the food, stock the pantry and clean up. This year we had a record amount of food collected, thanks to the generosity of the Northborough community. The scouts collected over 6,000 pounds of food, totaling over 14,000 items. The shelves in the pantry are stocked high with pasta, rice, soup, peanut butter…
The scouts were out on Saturday, picking up food from Northborough residents for the annual food pantry drive.
Northborough residents stepped up to the table again, helping to put food on the table for many who are struggling right now. This past Saturday, dozens of boy, girl and Venture scouts, along with leaders and volunteers, picked up donated bags of food left out by residents in the annual Scouting for Food to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry. The drive brought in a record amount of 14,000 items, said Sarah Rothery, co-director of the pantry. The scouts and volunteers picked up the items from households, and then sorted them, bringing them to the pantry, which is now filled to capacity. "The drive brought in cereal, pasta, rice, canned goods, snack foods, condiments and other items that the food pantry makes available to the clients who …