Milford Scouts Pitch In For 16th Annual Thanks-for-Giving Food Drive

Help local families by coming out to support the Annual Milford Scouts Thanks-for-Giving Food Drive. Milford Scouts will help collect and sort food over the weekend so that less fortunate families can celebrate Thanksgiving. Troop 1 will host the event in conjunction with Milford Family Services. Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops will provide additional support.

The scouts camp out at Milford’s Wasson Field over two days, collecting and sorting food donations and staffing collection sites at local supermarkets. Scouts work round the clock collecting frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items, and monetary donations. The drive culminates with food deliveries to local families. Additional donations are distributed to charities, including The Milford Food Bank, Cornerstone Food Pantry, the John Rigley Food Pantry, Beth El Shelter, and others.

What: Thanks for Giving Food Drive
When: Runs non-stop from noon, Friday, Nov. 13th to noon, Sunday, Nov. 15th
Where: Wasson Field parking lot, West Main Street, behind Milford’s Parsons Government Complex. MAP. Food will also be collected at Milford supermarkets including Adams, Big Y, Shop Rite, and Stop & Shop
Who: Milford Family Services along with:
– Boy Scout Troop 1
– Cub Scouts Packs 7, 13, 17, and 196 – Girl Scout Seniors Troops 38375 – Girl Scout Cadette Troops 08309 and 30311 – Girl Scout Junior Troops 38323, and 38348
– Brownie Troops 30320

Why: The need has increased this year. Your donations provide over 350 Milford families with Thanksgiving meals and support the Milford Food Bank, Cornerstone Food Pantry, the John Rigley Food pantry, Food2Kids, and more. Over the past 15 years, Thanks-for-Giving has distributed over 130,000 pounds of food, 4,460 turkeys, and $33,000 to feed over 2300 Milford families.

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