All around town, yellow plastic bags have appeared on mailboxes and doorknobs. They are donation bags for Scouting for Food—a nationwide food collection program initiated by the Boy Scouts of America and organized in individual towns by local scout troops.
This Saturday, November 10, scouts will retrieve the bags that people leave on their doorsteps containing nonperishable food items. Bags should be placed outside by 9 a.m. and will be picked up no later than 3 p.m.
All food collected will be donated to Bread for Life of Southington and Southington Community Services. Particular items needed are:
- Canned meats and fish
- 100% fruit juice
- Baby Formula
- Jello or pudding mixes
- Pasta and sauces
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Dried or canned beans
- Powdered milk
- Peanut butter
- Hot or cold cereal
- Dried fruit
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If you didn’t receive a yellow bag, you can still donate to the Boy Scout food drive. Just bring your nonperishable food items to the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Avenue, between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday.
By the way, those collection bags are yellow for a reason. They come from ShopRite, a partner in the Scouting for Food drive.
For more information, contact District Food Drive Chair Jim Racca at (203) 237-7556.
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