Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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February 27, 2014

Boy Scouts to canvas for Neighbors in Need food drive

Boy Scout Troop 79 of Saint Robert Church in Andover takes to the streets of town starting tomorrow for its annual Winter Food Drive.

Troop members will be canvassing the northwest section of Andover, visiting approximately 1,300 houses between Interstates 495 and 93 to collect donations for the Neighbors in Need food bank in Andover.

Starting Saturday, March 1, Scouts and their parents will be distributing fliers highlighting the food drive that have been donated by a local business.

The fliers will be followed by reminder notices and red food bags, which will be distributed next week.

Then on Saturday, March 8, several dozen Scouts are expected to return to the neighborhoods to retrieve the food bags and donations.

Last year, 3,123 food items were collected and then sorted and packed into 63 milk crates provided by Neighbors in Need, with excess items filling an additional 42 boxes. A Neighbors in Need food van and a truck that was volunteered for the effort then delivered the food to the charity’s Dundee Park warehouse.

In addition to Scouts from Troop 79, Pack 79 Webelos II and their parents also helped with last year’s food drive.

Troop members and their leaders are once again asking for the public’s support for this year’s collection.

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