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“Scouting for Food” community service

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

“Scouting for Food” community service in Colonial Beach is scheduled for the weekends of October 27 2012, and November 3, 2012.

Combined units of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, and Girls Scouts will be distributing “Scouting for Food” bags throughout the community on Saturday the 27 starting at 9:30 – 10:00 AM from the Colonial Beach Baptist Church on Garfield Avenue.

The following Saturday, November the 3rd, Scouts will return to the neighborhoods to collect the donation bags, return them to the Church, sort them, and store them in the Church’s Food Panty.

PLEASE NOTE: All food collected remains in Colonial Beach to help those who need assistance locally.

Some background information: The Colonial Beach Baptist Church has been helping 30 to 35 families a week with food donations (sometimes more). That does not sound like too many, right. However, each week it is a different 30 to 35 families or approximately 130+ families per month the church is assisting.

When the food runs out and the shelves are devoid of food products the church reaches into their congregational funds and spends around $300.00 a week at the grocery store to restock the shelves.

So this October/November help us help the community food pantry at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church.

Many thanks from the Scout Units and the Church.

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” – Frank A. Clark

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is What Are You Doing For Others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.