The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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February 3, 2014

Scouts remind of upcoming food project

TARBORO — Over the weekend, members of Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs went from door-to-door-in Tarboro and Edgecombe County, leaving behind blue door hangers to remind people that it is once again time for the organization’s “Good Turn for America Scouting for Food” project.

This Saturday, residents of Eastern North Carolina will have the opportunity to help the less fortunate when local members of the Boy Scouts of America hold their annual “Scouting for Food” drive.

The collected food to will go to benefit a variety of local food distribution organizations, such as the food pantry at First Freewill Baptist Church. Food collected by Troop 816, sponsored by the church, will go to the food pantry and be distributed as needed.

Also participating in the “Scouting for Food” drive will be Troop 49, sponsored by Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church and Troop 96, sponsored by St. James United Methodist.

Among the organizations benefiting from the project will be Tarboro Community Outreach.

Sister Mary Ann Czaja, of TCO, said there has been an even greater demand on her organization’s food pantry this year as benefits become more and more scarce.

Residents wishing to help the Scouts are asked to leave non-perishable (no glass) food items on their front porch before 9 a.m. on Saturday. Teams of Scouts will revisit the neighborhoods where they placed blue hangers to collect the food.

For the complete story, see today's print edition of The Daily Southerner.

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