Our food banks are taking a big hit right now, so Garden State Council is running a special edition of Scouting for Food.

While the Troop and Pack can’t go around collecting food due to the stay-at-home order, families are encouraged to buy a little extra if they can and donate it to their local food bank. If you can help out with this, please. Feel free to encourage friends, family, and neighbors to help too.

If you are able to donate, please do so. If you can drop me a note letting me know your family was able to participate, it’s appreciated.

Below is the full text from Garden State Council. If you don’t know which local food bank to donate to, check out the link.

Mike McCormick, Scoutmaster and Cubmaster
Troop 48 and Pack 48 – Berlin, NJ

“As we work together to stem the tide of COVID-19, many families are struggling. Demand for help from local food pantries is on the rise.Together, we know how to execute Scouting for Food. It’s the council’s signature service project each fall. Helping the hungry is what we do. Let’s work together, plant our collective flag in the ground and spring into action.Every family in the Garden State Council is asked to participate in a community service project by following these 3-steps:Get a bag. Any bag will do.The next time a member of the family goes safely to the grocery store, fill that bag with food. How about 19-items in support of those fighting COVID-19?Deliver the bag safely to the Food Bank of South Jersey, or a local food pantry close to you, so that the food helps our neighbors in need. Be sure to follow social distancing guidelines.The goal is to complete this “Scouting for Food” service project on or before May 19th, again in honor of those fighting COVID-19. This doesn’t have to just be your family either. Invite others to participate too.”