Collecting Literal Tons of Food

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Scouts from Suffield’s Venturing Crew 261 joined along with Troop 89 of East Windsor to collect food donations for needy families. Scouts handed out donation bags for residents to fill leading up to the event.

On November 4, the Scouts collected the filled bags, bringing them back to their base of operations at Scantic Church. After hours of collecting and sorting, the total was donated to Five Corners Cupboard Food Pantry, which is also located at Scantic Church. In the end, the Scouts collected and donated 17,518 lbs. of food, bathroom essentials and other necessities or just shy of nine tons. Venturing Crew 261 is the newest unit in Suffield, for Scouts aged 14-20. This co-ed unit focuses on community service, mentoring and leadership. Rather than the rank of Eagle, Venturing BSA Scouts earn the rank of Summit, which requires the Scout to participate in 60 hours of service as well as managing their own personal service project totaling an additional 100 hours of service.

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Photo by Daniel Craig
Just some of the collected items being delivered by the Five Corners Cupboard Food Pantry.

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