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Scouting for Food

Food Collection Day: Saturday, November 1

The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America is gearing up for its annual “Scouting for Food” drive for the 27th consecutive year.  On October 25th, thousands of Scouts from across the state will be distributing door hangers to neighbors’ homes asking for donations of nutritional, non-perishable canned goods.  Donation pick-ups will take place the following Saturday, November 1 starting at 9 a.m., and will be delivered to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. 

Over 200 different Scouting Packs and Troops will participate in the drive, collecting canned goods from families and individuals throughout Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

Most needed items include:

  • Canned Soup, Tuna, Canned Meats, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Dried Fruit, Tomato Sauce
  • Nutritious Breakfast Cereals, Whole Wheat Pasta, Rice
  • Granola Bars and other healthy snacks
  • Canned or Dried Beans

Please spread the word in your neighborhood and help people remember to put their food out early on the morning of Saturday, November 1. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RICFB to get the latest updates about the drive and to share important information with your friends.

Thank you to our friends at WPRI Channel 12 for sponsoring the Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food drive!