A food drive to benefit the Antrim-Bennington Food Pantry begins this Saturday, March 24, sponsored by the Antrim and Bennington Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Paper "door hangers" will be distributed this Saturday to make residents aware of the drive, and pick-up of donations will take place on Saturday, March 31.
The Antrim and Bennington Scouts organize two of these events each year. Every March the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts participate in the Scouting for Food drive to restock the pantries which have been depleted during the winter holidays. The Antrim-Bennington Food Pantry now helps to feed more than 125 families in the area.
About 30 Scouts, leaders and parents will take to the streets during the drive, and it is hoped that 2000 to 2200 food items will be collected on Saturday, March 31st. 1st Class Scout Hunter Redmond said, “Part of the Boy Scout Oath is ‘to help other people at all times’. This is one of those times, where we need to fulfill our Oath and help the people that are in need.”
Residents who receive a notice on the door are asked to put out their food items by 9 a.m. on March 31. If your bag does not get picked up please contact Hunter at 915-3923 and arrangements will be made to pick it up. If you want to participate but didn't get a door hanger, there will be collection boxes located at the Bennington Country Store, Antrim Marketplace, and Rick & Diane's Pizzeria on Saturday & Sunday to drop off your food donations.
For further information about the Antrim-Bennington Food Pantry, contact the Antrim Baptist Church at 588-6614. For information about the Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, please visit troop2nh.org