Scouts prepare food donations for needy families ahead of ThanksgivingPosted: Updated:
Dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are doing their part to help the hungry in Milford.
Despite heavy rain in the forecast, volunteers kicked off their weekend by sorting and packing donated food for families in Connecticut.
The Scouts are collecting food for eight food pantries.
They plan to work through the night putting together boxes of food for people to have on Thanksgiving. The boxes will be delivered to 300 families by Scouts and their leaders beginning Saturday.
The Boy and Girl Scouts of Connecticut have been holding this food drive event for 14 years.
"Well a lot of people don't have the financial support for these holiday times and it can be expensive for some families during the holidays," says Scout Gavin Royce. "So having this food is a great way to help them support themselves during the holiday."
Volunteers will be out all weekend and they are still accepting donations.
All donations can be brought to Wasson Field on West Main Street in Milford.
Connecticut Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>
- A Fairfield nonprofit that provides food to those in need is extending its services to include home grocery deliveries to seniors.
- You or a family member are sick, need to see a doctor, but are under stay-at-home orders. A virtual doctor visit can help!
- Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport is creating 3D-printed face shields worn by health care workers to protect them in the fight against the coronavirus.
- While the 2020 New York Emmy Awards Gala in New York City has been canceled, you can still watch some of these award-nominated stories!
- The Q Bridge in New Haven was lit up in red lights to honor the thousands of Connecticut health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.
- From doctors and nurses to firefighters and police officers. From grocery store workers to news media and beyond. There are many who work hard to keep things running, keep us informed and keep us safe.
- Celebrating Easter or Passover is a little different this year. So, we want to see how you are celebrating. News 12 wants to see all of your photos, including throwbacks!
- Whatever the reason is, News 12 wants to see photos of what you're doing to keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic.
- The 1,000-bed hospital ship will help ease the burden on local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.