Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) are collecting non-perishable food items Saturday, as part of their 22nd annual “Scouting for Food” program.
Residents who have received a bag or notice that food will be collected, are asked to place a bag of nonperishable food items (cans or boxes, no glass containers) on their front porch or step by 9 a.m., the statement said. The bags will be picked up before noon Saturday.
"Notices were delivered Nov. 5-8. Some neighborhoods may have been delayed or skipped because of safety concerns for the Scouts because of storm damage," the statement said.
Food donations may be brought between 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to local collection sites. Scouts will carry donations from cars and sort the food. Food will be donated to a food bank in the donor’s town.
Last year, more than 640 Scouts in the district collected nearly 33,600 pounds of food, the statement said.
Southington, First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., for Bread for Life and Southington Community Services; Wallingford, 46 N. Plains Industrial Road, for Master’s Manna Food Pantry; Meriden, Salvation Army, 23 St. Casmir Drive, for Salvation Army; North Haven, Congregational church, 28 Church St., North Haven Food Pantry; and Hamden, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden Food and Fuel Bank.
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