The annual community service project of the Boy Scouts of America, “Scouting for Food” is scheduled for Saturday.


The annual community service project of the Boy Scouts of America, “Scouting for Food” is scheduled for Saturday.

Residents of Newton and North Newton are urged to participate in this project to fill the community’s food bank.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will canvass Newton and North Newton starting at 9 a.m. Saturday to collect food for the Salvation Army Community Food Pantry.

Residents of the community are asked to have bags full of non-perishable, non-glass container food items placed on their driveway or porch by 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Good food items to donate include: canned vegetables and fruit, cereal, pastas and grains.

Scouts will pick up the bags and deliver them to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

In the event your food donation does not get picked up, deliver it to the Salvation Army during the next week.

One of the values taught in Scouting is community service. Saturday morning is the community’s opportunity to show Cub and Boy Scouts how important community service is by supporting the Scouting for Food drive, a news release said.