GREENWICH – State Representative Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) will be working with the Greenwich council of Boy Scouts of America as honorary chairperson of their annual event, Scouting for Food. The event will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“This is the biggest event the Greenwich council does during the year, and I am proud to be a part of it,” said Rep. Camillo. “I think it’s great that we are teaching these young leaders how to give back to the community by volunteering their time to a great cause. There are countless people in Greenwich who are in desperate need of assistance, and if we are able to help them, we should. These young men are setting a great example for their peers. We thank them for all their hard work, and look forward to yet another successful food drive!”
The Greenwich council of Boy Scouts of America will be partnering with Neighbor to Neighbor – a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting local residents in need of food, clothing and other essentials. Neighbor to Neighbor provides food weekly to over 1,000 Greenwich residents with nearly half of those food donations feeding hungry children. The Scouts are looking for non-expired food items including canned beans (not green), canned fruit, tuna, boxed milk, pasta sauce, jelly, peanut butter and more, in non-bulk containers.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Glenville Vol. Fire Co. (266 Glenville Rd), Cos Cob Vol. Fire Co. (200 East Putnam Ave), Sound Beach Vol. Fire Dept. (207 Sound Beach Ave), and Christ Church (254 E. Putnam Ave, Front Circle, library).