The Scouting for Food Drive scheduled for March 21st has been postponed. Eileen Painter, Executive Director of NFSB, stated, “We are making every effort to maintain health and prevent the spread of infection, according to recommendations from state and local Departments of Health. Therefore, the decision was made to postpone the 2020 Scouting for Food Drive. The Scout leadership teams and our community partners understand our responsible decision in taking this action.”
NFSB provides supplemental nutrition to over 200 local households. The Pantry receives up to 90% of its annual shelf stock from this community effort. At this time, we are emphasizing the need for local support in order that NFSB can continue to serve our neighbors in need. Particularly needed are donations of: cereal, peanut butter, canned chicken & tuna, rice, pasta, sauce, soups and beans. Healthy snacks for children such as granola bars and raisins are also in demand.
Donations are gratefully accepted in the marked bins on the porch at the rear of the NFSB Annex at 169 Chestnut Street. Additionally, grocery gift cards for the purchase of staples are always welcome.
The success of the NFSB Food Pantry depends on the non-perishable food items provided by the Scouts’ annual food drive. At last year’s food drive, over 200 volunteers worked together to accept over 38,000 food items. In the 14 days after the food drive, another 200 volunteers organized, dated, and transported the donated items to the Food Pantry’s storage centers.