By Doug Otto
Ocean’s City’s Boy Scout Troop 32 will once again participate in the national Scouting For Food program.
Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America, begun in 1985, and involves collecting for local food banks. It is organized and supported at the local level throughout the country.
The food drive, which collects non-perishable items, provides much needed food items to help fight hunger in our communities. One out of five children and one out of every twelve households with seniors go hungry in New Jersey. In New Jersey alone, 900,000 people rely on food banks just to survive.
Items needed include:
· Non-perishable food items
· Canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)
· Soups & stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups)
· 100% fruit juices (all sizes)
· Grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni & cheese)
· Cereals (multi grain, low sugar such as cheerios, cornflakes, raisin bran, grape nuts, oatmeal)
· Canned vegetables
· Canned fruits
· Hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste
For more information about the Scouting For Food Program or Troop 32, contact Scoutmaster Dean William Mitzel at (609) 938-0725 or email: Dean@DeanMitzel.com.