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Bellingham Scouts Hold Successful Food Drive

Nov 08, 2021 10:27AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Scouting for Food is one of the nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts and BSA Scouts conduct to support their local food pantries. Bellingham BSA Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts participated the 34th annual “Scouting for Food” drive on Nov. 6th.  The scouts went door-to-door (with expectation that all participants  would wear masks and socially distance for safety).

The participating scouts collected 1,000 pounds of food and $300 in monetary donations. This will go toward filling the shelves of St. Blaise Church's Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which services Bellingham and other surrounding towns.

The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has increased the demand for food in the region by 50%, putting a strain on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and local food banks. These food banks rely on volunteer support and in-person donations to help feed families in need. The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, which spans Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, collected 150,000 pounds of food.

Thank you to all who participated and donated in this worthwhile cause.
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