SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York—Scouts of all ages will be going door to door in the coming weeks to ask for food. Their goal will be to collect more than 85,000 pounds of food donations that will be distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, and charitable organizations that feed the hungry across Long Island.
The Boy Scouts of America has a history of service to the community. Every Scout makes it a part of his daily life to do a good turn. This year, Long Island’s pantries and soup kitchens have been hard hit by the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Immediately following Super Storm Sandy, the Boy Scouts of America in Suffolk County mobilized to collect food, blankets, clothing and cleaning supplies to be delivered to affected residents.
Every March, the Boy Scouts of America in Suffolk County holds a food drive to help the pantries restock after the hard winter months and passing holidays. This March 23, Scouts across Long Island will collect and distribute food donations. Residents should be on the lookout for collection flyers and bags in their neighborhood, or contact a Boy Scout Troop or Cub Scout Pack in their area to find out where they can donate non-perishable goods.
For information on where you can bring food donations, please contact the Boy Scouts of America in Suffolk County at 631-924-7000, ext. 110.
The Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Council serves nearly 19,000 youth and more than 4,400 adult volunteers, who help to build young men and women into tomorrow’s leaders.
- Thanks to Michal Dluginski for posting.