Scouting for Food – April 9th 2011

Cub Scout Pack 28, Boy Scout Troops 128 and 228 with Girl Scout Troop 78 are

Scouting for Food this Saturday morning, April 9th.

Last Saturday, scouts left a paper bag and flyer at the doorstep of Rhinebeck village (and some town) residents. This Saturday morning, the scouts will once again canvas their routes looking for food donations.

All donations are brought to the Rhinebeck Town Hall where they are sorted, counted, boxed then delivered to the two food pantries that support the area … the Jane Brooks pantry at the Church of the Messiah and the Rhinebeck Reformed Church food pantry. These pantries support more than a dozen families per week that need help with the basic necessities of life. The need in our area is greater than most people realize.

Please place food donations where they can be easily seen from the street.

Please have the Scouting for Food flyer visible, or write SCOUTS in large letters on your own bag or box. Between 9 and 11:30 am on April 9th, scouts will be out in force “scouting for food”.

If you wish to donate but did not receive a bag, you can bring your donation to the Rhinebeck Town Hall (E Market & Center streets) Saturday April 9th by 11:30am. You can ALWAYS contact either church pantry to donate directly.

The scouts ask that you do not donate fresh or refrigerated food, outdated items or items packaged in glass. In addition to food, personal hygiene items (soap, detergent, toilet paper, etc) and baby formula / diapers are always needed.

The Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts of Rhinebeck wish to thank Stop&Shop for their generous donation of 2,000 paper bags, the Town of Rhinebeck for letting us use the Town Hall, and YOU for your generous donation.

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