In early November, local Boy Scout troops will kick off their Scouting for Food campaign, when food collected will be given to local food pantries and homeless shelters.

An informational flyer explaining the Scouting for Food campaign will be hung on doors early next month. Then two weeks later, local Boy Scout troops will come by to pick up any nonperishable food items hanging in bags from the door handles.

“The Scouting For Food campaign not only provides much needed food to our local food banks, it also teaches our scouts how important it is to support and be an active, positive force in and for the communities we live,” said Tony Rogers, the scout executive for the Pine Tree Council.

“We are pleased to work with the Boy Scouts to promote such an important program,” said Doug Finck, the general manager of WPXT-TV. “The holiday season can be a burden on families and the local organizations who help those families. Scouting for Food is the kind of program which shows the true spirit of local community involvement,” he added.

WPXT-TV will promote the Scouting for Food campaign prior to the door hangers being placed and during the two-week period prior to pickup.

The Pine Tree Council serves more than 18,000 youth through its Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Learning for Life and Exploring programs in central and southern Maine. The Pine Tree Council serves 10 counties including Cumberland and York.


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