Scout Troop 483 Drive Thru Food Drive
Boy Scout Troop 483 Announces a Thanksgiving Drive thru Food Drive
Helping the East End Community during the COVID-19 Crisis
Hampton Bays, NY— On Saturday Nov. 7th from 9:00am thru 4:00pm Boy Scout Troop 483 will be mobilizing to support the St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church East End Food Pantry, with a Drive Thru Canned Food Collection in the parking lot of St. Rosalie’s Church.
The drive thru will provide a safe no contact socially distant way for the Community to help the Food Pantry get stocked up for Thanksgiving during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
Boy Scout Troop 483 has been helping to support the St. Rosalie’s East End Food Pantry for many years. Last year the Scouts from Troop 483 collected 12,300 pounds (over 6 tons) of non-perishable food for the Pantry. In 2020 due to the COVID-19 Crisis we have not been able to help as much. We have researched what Scout Troops from around the United States have been doing to run food drives and setting up Drive Thru Collection points has been phenomenally successful. We ran our 1st Drive Thru Food Drive back in May of this year and collected over 4,000 lbs. of non-perishable food. The St. Rosalie’s East End Food Pantry is supported by all the Church’s in Hampton Bays as the central location for Food Distribution to those in need. This year the Food Pantry is under tremendous pressure as it readies for the Holidays. The Scouts Drive thru canned food drive will allow us to safely provide much-needed support for the Food Pantry as they try to stock up for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
They Specifically need traditional Thanksgiving non-perishable food items like stuffing, canned corn, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, yams, marshmallows, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. If anyone drops off a frozen Turkey, we have also made arrangements for freezer space to store them.
For more information, press only:
Allen Schneider – Scoutmaster Troop 483 – Cell: 516-848-9801 – Email: [email protected]