Thanks for help with Scouting for Food

To the Editor:

Scouting for Food was a huge success this year! The communities of Mason, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Brookline, Amherst and Milford generously donated more than 13,400 items of food and personal hygiene products that were distributed to Share in Milford and the Open Cupboard and Christmas Tree food pantries in Wilton.

This year, 15 percent more food was collected than in 2014 – totaling approximately 5 tons of food and hygiene products. These items will go a long way in helping our neighbors who need a little extra assistance this winter.

Scouting for Food is successful because of the organizations that volunteer and donate to the effort. A special thank you goes to Chief Jack Kelly and the Milford Fire Department, who opened the fire station again this year as the collection, packing and delivery headquarters for Scouting for Food.

Another special thank you goes to Market Basket and Shaw’s Supermarkets in Milford for providing more than 400 banana boxes to pack the food for delivery to the food pantries and for helping to recycle the many plastic grocery bags that were received full of food.

Also, thank you to Pizzeria Roma for its support with feeding our hungry volunteers.

Finally, thank you to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts throughout our communities who hung thousands of door tags explaining Scouting for Food and then picked up the food donations. Without Milford Girl Scout Troops 12212 and 12, Boy Scout Packs 4, 10, 613, 264, 260 and 421, and Boy Scout Troops 4, 10, 264, 260, 22 and 407, Scouting for Food would not be possible. All of you performed your good deeds, and you should be proud of helping your neighbors!

What a wonderful set of communities we live in that care so deeply for their neighbors and provide such a wonderful example to our young people of how to be a community.

Thank you again.

John Orthmann
Milford Area Scouting for Food coordinator

Thanks for help with Scouting for Food

To the Editor:

Scouting for Food was a huge success this year! The communities of Mason, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Brookline, Amherst and Milford generously donated more than 13,400 items of food and personal hygiene products that were distributed to Share in Milford and the Open Cupboard and Christmas Tree food pantries in Wilton.

This year, 15 percent more food was collected than in 2014 – totaling approximately 5 tons of food and hygiene products. These items will go a long way in helping our neighbors who need a little extra assistance this winter.

Scouting for Food is successful because of the organizations that volunteer and donate to the effort. A special thank you goes to Chief Jack Kelly and the Milford Fire Department, who opened the fire station again this year as the collection, packing and delivery headquarters for Scouting for Food.

Another special thank you goes to Market Basket and Shaw’s Supermarkets in Milford for providing more than 400 banana boxes to pack the food for delivery to the food pantries and for helping to recycle the many plastic grocery bags that were received full of food.

Also, thank you to Pizzeria Roma for its support with feeding our hungry volunteers.

Finally, thank you to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts throughout our communities who hung thousands of door tags explaining Scouting for Food and then picked up the food donations. Without Milford Girl Scout Troops 12212 and 12, Boy Scout Packs 4, 10, 613, 264, 260 and 421, and Boy Scout Troops 4, 10, 264, 260, 22 and 407, Scouting for Food would not be possible. All of you performed your good deeds, and you should be proud of helping your neighbors!

What a wonderful set of communities we live in that care so deeply for their neighbors and provide such a wonderful example to our young people of how to be a community.

Thank you again.

John Orthmann
Milford Area Scouting for Food coordinator

Thanks for help with Scouting for Food

To the Editor:

Scouting for Food was a huge success this year! The communities of Mason, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Brookline, Amherst and Milford generously donated more than 13,400 items of food and personal hygiene products that were distributed to Share in Milford and the Open Cupboard and Christmas Tree food pantries in Wilton.

This year, 15 percent more food was collected than in 2014 – totaling approximately 5 tons of food and hygiene products. These items will go a long way in helping our neighbors who need a little extra assistance this winter.

Scouting for Food is successful because of the organizations that volunteer and donate to the effort. A special thank you goes to Chief Jack Kelly and the Milford Fire Department, who opened the fire station again this year as the collection, packing and delivery headquarters for Scouting for Food.

Another special thank you goes to Market Basket and Shaw’s Supermarkets in Milford for providing more than 400 banana boxes to pack the food for delivery to the food pantries and for helping to recycle the many plastic grocery bags that were received full of food.

Also, thank you to Pizzeria Roma for its support with feeding our hungry volunteers.

Finally, thank you to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts throughout our communities who hung thousands of door tags explaining Scouting for Food and then picked up the food donations. Without Milford Girl Scout Troops 12212 and 12, Boy Scout Packs 4, 10, 613, 264, 260 and 421, and Boy Scout Troops 4, 10, 264, 260, 22 and 407, Scouting for Food would not be possible. All of you performed your good deeds, and you should be proud of helping your neighbors!

What a wonderful set of communities we live in that care so deeply for their neighbors and provide such a wonderful example to our young people of how to be a community.

Thank you again.

John Orthmann
Milford Area Scouting for Food coordinator