Scouting for Food: Commack Boy Scouts Collect 2,466 lbs of Food

T125 Scouting for Food 2012

T125 Scouting for Food 2012A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind, cheerful…

Boy Scouts from Troop 125 were out in force on Saturday March 10 participating in national call to service through the annual food drive, Scouting for Food.  Canned and boxed goods were donated by community members, as the scouts requested donations of people who were shopping at Commack’s King Kullen (Vets Hwy) and ShopRite (Crooked Hill Rd).

An impressive 1,185 pounds were collected that day, which, in addition to other food collection efforts throughout the year, made for an annual total food collection of 2,466 pounds by the scouts.  The food variety included staples such as soup, tuna, assorted canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, olive oil, sauces and cereals.

The peanut butter and jelly collected helped restock the shelves for the Commack United Methodist Church’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang, whose customary sandwich making takes place on the first Saturday of every month and is open to anyone who wishes to help the hungry in the community.

Boy Scout Troop 125 is open to boys ages 11 through 18 residing in Commack, Dix Hills, East Northport, Kings Park, Smithtown and their surrounding communities.  For membership information, contact Scoutmaster Bob Kowalski via email at [email protected] or visit the website at www.troop125ny.org.