2021 Pack 195 Fall Food Drive

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Peter Kostik

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Nov 10, 2021, 9:54:40 AM11/10/21
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Hello P195 families,

We as a Pack would like to participate in the annual Franklin Food Bank food drive, like we do every year. This year, their preference is again we do a virtual food drive (donate $$ via their website, as they claim they can generally get $3 worth of food for a $1 donation, compared what you'd pay at a grocery store). But we will also add an option to bring the items in need (no refrigerated goods) to one of our 2 upcoming cubscout meetings - Mon Nov 15, and Mon Nov 22.


For the virtual food drive, we encourage you to speak with your scout(s) about importance of donating to the less fortunate, especially now during the pandemic. If you could convince them to donate few dollars from their own allowance, they might feel like they are also making an impact themselves.

All the items we as a Pack collect, we will deliver to the food bank on Tue Nov 23rd  9am-1pm (let us know if you'd like to volunteer for the drop-off).

Separate from our food drive, they have an urgent need for frozen turkeys or ham (that they will pack into thanksgiving food boxes, they plan to hand out, their goal is 2000 boxes!!!), The 2 dates available for frozen turkey drop-off are - Nov 13th, and Nov 12th 9am-11am at 224 Churchill Ave (there will be a freezer truck in front of the food bank).

Thanks,
Peter Kostik

Peter Kostik

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Nov 10, 2021, 4:24:30 PM11/10/21
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Sorry for another email. I have spoken with the people at the food bank and at this point they want us to do pretty focused drive aka 1-item drive. In our case we got assigned RICE.

Please consider buying a few 1lb or 2lb bags of rice, and bringing them to the next Den meeting on Nov 15th, or the Pack meeting on Nov 22nd.

For your monetary donation, you can use a foodbank donation page they created for P195 - https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/franklinfoodbank/campaign/Pack195

Thanks,
Peter Kostik

Peter Kostik

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Nov 19, 2021, 12:11:34 PM11/19/21
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Hello P195,

just a quick reminder, before you head out for your weekend/thanksgiving food shopping, at our Pack meeting this coming Monday 11/22, we will conclude our Pack Food Drive (1 or 2lb rice bags only) benefiting Franklin Food Bank. The virtual donation via https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/franklinfoodbank/campaign/Pack195 will continue being available, up until Thanksgiving holiday on Thu. Please try to include your scout(s) in your decisions to give.

Thanks, and have a great weekend.
Peter Kostik
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