On Columbus Day, October 14, 2013, Cub Scouts Pack 46 from New City hosted their annual food drive outside Shop Rite. Approximately 50 cub scouts took turns in shifts over an 8-hour day for this community service project. That’s at least 350 hours of service; not including the time that leaders and parents put in. Pack 46 collected for People to People, Hi-Tor Animal Shelter and Rockland Cares for Troops. The scouts efforts paid off, delivering 601 pounds of food and a monetary donation of $80 to People to People. People to People were especially grateful, saying they are in need of donations and The Cubmaster noticed that their shelves were bare. Many bags and cans of dog and cat food, as well as $65 was given to Hi-Tor Animal Shelter. This year, Pack 46 has partnered with a new group in our area, Rockland Cares for Troops. The Pack collected several boxes of items that will be sent to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan.
This service project allowed the cub scouts to do most of the work with very little interference from parents. While dressed in their Class A uniforms, scouts handed out flyers and asked patrons to please consider making a donation on their way out of the store. Scouts then sorted the donations and placed items in corresponding boxes. Many thanks to the generous shoppers!