Hudson – The town of Hudson will hold its annual Scouting for Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 10. The Hudson Scouts of the Troops 2, 35, 77, Venture Crew 21 and the Hudson Girls Scouts will be out picking up donated food left out for the drive. The bags should be outside the house by 9 a.m.
The weekend before the drive, the local Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts will be delivering the scouting for food bags to residents of Hudson. If you do not receive a food bag, you may use any bag to donate food. Please mark the bag “Food Drive” and leave it in a location visible from the road. Scouts will not enter a building to pick up food. The food donated Nov. 10 will be given to the Hudson Food Pantry, located at 28 Houghton St.
The Hudson Food Pantry is in need of the following items: canned soups, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned pasta, peanut butter, jelly, rice, stew, baked beans, Jell-O products, canned fruit, baby food, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, paper products, and personal care products.? The food pantry is unable to accept homemade food and expired foods.
The team work of the local scouts of Hudson and the generosity of the Hudson residents, collected 8,003 lbs. of food last year. This year, the scouts are hoping to break last year's record.
Please consider donating to the Scouting for Food Drive and helping to break last year's total. Any amount of food donated is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions concerning the Scouting for Food Drive, call Joan Wordell, Hudson Scouting for Food coordinator, at 508-283-0412.