Posted december 2, 2016
Local Scouts Collect More Than 2,500 Items For Village of Colonie Needy
Local scouts collected more than 2,500 items for the local needy in the Village of Colonie recently through the Scouting for Food program.
Scouting for Food, a food collection effort carried out by Boy Scouts, Venture’s, and Cub Scouts from the community, is Scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. It is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement.
Scouts distribute food drive donation requests (flyers, notes, and/or bags) throughout a designated area and then return to collect plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. The bags are collected and carried to local food pantries, churches, shelters for the homeless, and other local agencies that feed the needy.
Through initiative and hard work, the Boy Scouts have developed a framework that can help local food pantries feed tens of thousands of needy local residents with emergency aid. It is up to the people of your community to make Scouting for Food a success.
This year again, Boy Scout Troop 278 in the Village of Colonie were assisted by the Girl Scouts from the Village of Colonie.
The more than 2,500 items that were collected from Village of Colonie residents were donated to the following organizations, Pine Grove Church, Village of Colonie Outreach Center, iCARE at Colonie Central High School and Capital Church on Vly Road.
Pictured about right are Luke Stone, Justin Ault, John Ault, Ryan Lawton, Casey Tarbay, Luke Tarbay, Karl Platt, Hunter Normandin, Jack O'Connor, Aidan lautenschlager, Trent Stone, Darren Elling, Devon Elling, Ethan Hubbs, and Aiden Drebitko. Not pictured who helped in the effort were Tyler Lawton and the Girl Scouts Troop. Adults pictured are South Colonie Superintendent Jon Buhner, CCHS iCARE coordinator Tom Kachadurian, Trevor Normandin, South Colonie Board of Education member Brian Casey and Steven Meservey.