Scouting For Food, March 11, 2017

Goshen Residents have your bag of food out  by your front door by 9:30am on March,11 .

Since 1910, the ideals of Scouting have guided young men to perform “service to others and to the community.” Responding to the plight of America’s poor and hungry is a traditional Scouting “good turn.” During World War I, Boy Scouts planted vegetable gardens to provide food for the hungry. President Roosevelt called on Scouts to collect food for the needy during the Great Depression. Planting Victory Gardens were the Scouting “good turns” organized during World War II. Today, Boy Scouts continue their Good Turn efforts in community stewardship through Scouting for Food.

Event Organization
Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing units will distribute Scouting for Food bags to neighborhoods on March 4th.. and then will return to collect canned food contributions on March 11th. Contributions to the Scouting for Food campaign will be distributed to The Goshen Ecumenical Food Pantry to help meet the needs of our hungry neighbors.

Goshen Residents have your bag of food out by your front door by 9:30am on March, 11.

When donating, keep these nutritious food items in mind…

•Canned Proteins: Stews, soups, tuna, ravioli, lasagna, beefaroni and peanut butter.
•Grains: Cereal, rice, pasta, and dried beans.
•Fruits: Fruit cups, dried fruit (raisins, plums, cranberries), applesauce, 100% juice.
•Canned Vegetables: Preferably low sodium ones.
•Kid-Friendly Items: Fat and sugar free pudding, granola bars, popcorn and animal crackers.