Boy Scouts announce 225,000 lbs. donated during food drive

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Boy Scouts of America in Rhode Island announced that 225,000 pounds of non-perishable food has been collected for the RI Community Food Bank.

The donations were a part of the Scouting for Food Drive that took place over the last few weeks. The annual food drive put on by the Narragansett Council for the past 29 years.

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The Rhode Island Community Food Bank also kicked off their annual Holiday Food Drive on Thursday.

According to a release, the food bank serves 59,000 Rhode Islanders each month.

“Each year, we ask our friends and neighbors to join together to ensure that no one in Rhode Island goes hungry over the holidays,” said Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff. “And every time, they respond so generously to our call to help those in need.”