Letter to the editor: Thank you to Northborough Scouting for Food supporters
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at to assist with this year’s Northborough’s Scouting for Food event.
Over 300 people graciously donated their time to volunteer assisting with this year’s Scouting for Food townwide event. The success of filling the shelves at the food pantry was made possible because of all of the amazing Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Leaders and Parents! Because of everyone’s efforts, those in most need will be able take advantage of the great work done each and every day by the dedicated staff at the Northborough Food Pantry.
This sea of volunteers wearing Girl Scout sashes and Boy Scout brown shirts inside the town gym was an amazing site. In addition, along the streets of Northborough both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts along with their parents could be seen running from house to house collecting the bags generously donated by the citizens of Northborough.
I can think of no other townwide event that involves so many dedicated volunteers to help those in need. This group of volunteers did it all with a smile. As a community, we are so lucky to have an army of young and old who come together once a year to bring food to those in need.
Please take time to say thanks and support the businesses in town that supported the event. Mama’s Pizza, Vina’s Pizza, Northborough House of Pizza, Monte’s Pizza, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Meat Market.
Saturday morning the shelves of the food pantry were empty, and although this year’s Scouting for Food filled the shelves, they soon will be depleted. We all should remember to support the food pantry more often than our once a year food drive.
I close by saying a great big thank you to all those who spent their day collecting, sorting and stocking donations and to those families who placed the much needed food outside your door, take pride knowing you live in a great town that cares about those in need.
Troop 101 Northborough Committee Chair
2013 Scouting for Food Coordinator
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