Scouting for Food Flyers To Be Distributed
On Saturday, November 10, Cub Scouts from Westwood Packs 1 and 2 and Pack 1 Islington will be going to neighbors homes distributing flyers for the annual nationwide Scouting for Food drive. All items collected are donated to the Westwood Food Pantry, located at the Senior Center. The Scouts will be asking residents to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Residents will place these donations in bags and on their front steps for collection on Saturday, November 17th by 9:00 AM.
The Westwood Food Pantry is currently in need of the following items:
- Shampoo, conditioners, deodorants, toothpaste and brushes
- Individually wrapped paper towels, toilet tissue, and cleaning products
- Bottled juices, cereal, coffee, canned or jar pasta sauce, and canned fruits
Please check the expiration date of any food item prior to submitting for donation. The Food Pantry cannot accept food that is out of date, so please check the expiration dates on food items.
Last year, the Westwood Cub Scouts collected over two tons of food for the Food Pantry, which serves between 50 and 60 Westwood families during the year. This collection represents a significant portion of the Food Pantry’s supplies for the year. According to the Westwood Food Pantry, supplies are low and this collection always comes at a time of greater need within the community.
Approximately 160 boys from Grades 1 –5 participate in Cub Scouts in Westwood. Please join these boys and support this community service project by accepting these flyers on November 10 and leaving a food donation for collection on November 17. If your home is not visited and you would like to make a donation to the Westwood Food Pantry, please call Al Fusco at 781-326-0899. Arrangements will be made for a Cub Scout to collect your donation.