Undeterred by the cold weather, Rye Troop 2 Scouts and their families brought hope to those in need this week by holding an all-day food drive in the center of Rye on Martin Luther King Day. The community’s response to their efforts was simply overwhelming. They collected four truckloads of food to benefit the Bread of Life. The mountain of food they brought in will help feed the increasing numbers of people who are hungry or food insecure in our community.
Members of this amazing group of scouting families have been serving with the Bread of Life throughout the year. The Pelligrini family, in particular, has helped rescue food from the Rye Farmers Market, organized numerous food drives, and distributed food on pantry days. This past summer, Scoutmaster Garrick Gelinas and his family worked together to make pantry bags, and rescued bagels. Many other scouts and their parents have signed up to serve in the pantry throughout the coming months. These wonderful young men and their families are not just talking about serving others, they are living it.
From all of us at the Bread of Life, we would like to extend a very public “thank you” to all of these scouts and their families who have brought a renewed sense of hope to many families in this new year.
Food donations may be dropped off at 65 Orchard Avenue in Rye. Financial donations may be made via Venmo Bread Life @Bread-of-Life orwww.GivingTreeGlobal.org.