Scouting for Food

By Mackenzie Rowe, Communications Intern

On November 16, Boy Scout Troop 601 and Cub Scout Pack 601 of Newark distributed close to 1,000 grocery bags to residents of neighborhoods located off Salem Church Road and Old Baltimore Pike. Each bag contained a flyer, encouraging recipients to fill the bag with the Food Bank of Delaware’s most-needed food items. Donors were asked to fill the bags and leave on their doorstep for collection on November 23!

This is the second year that the troop has held the food drive. In hopes to collect more food, Boy Scout Troop 601 partnered with Cub Scout Troop 601. With more manpower the boys hoped to distribute and collect more bags.

Last Saturday troop members dropped off more than 1,100 pounds of food to our Newark warehouse  for distribution to Delawareans struggling to make ends meet!

Boy Scout Troop 601 Scoutmaster Jason West described how the project began, “Scouting for Food is a national project, but is not done much in our area. I was involved with this in the Lehigh Valley, PA area and decided our troop needed to expand its service to the community.”

West explains the importance of this project, “Troop 601 has always been a service minded troop and collecting food for the needy is a great way to show that support to our community.”

Thank you Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for your commitment to a community free of hunger!

Check out more photos from the service project!

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