April 10: ‘Scouting for Food 2.0’ food collection drive at area grocery stores

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Daniel Webster Council–Boy Scouts of America (DWC-BSA) announces today that in partnership with the New Hampshire Grocers’ Association, it will be holding “Scouting for Food 2.0” this Saturday, April 10 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with participating local grocery stores throughout New Hampshire.

In a statement, DWC-BSA Scout Executive Jay Garee noted, “We recognize how critical it is to address chronic hunger in New Hampshire, which is why for 33 years the DWC-BSA has held an annual “Scouting for Food” event in November.  We were so pleased with the results of last year’s effort that we wanted to once again mobilize our scouts as part of our “Scouting for Food 2.0” initiative, to support our friends, neighbors and communities in need. We are truly grateful to the New Hampshire Grocers’ Association for their support of this initiative, and proud of our scouts and adult volunteers for their leadership in this important effort.” 

John Dumais, President of the New Hampshire Grocers’ Association added, “We are proud to endorse the Daniel Webster Council’s “Scouting for Food 2.0” drive. This year, the scouts have found an innovative way, during the pandemic, to collect non-perishable, nutritious food donations from customers at local supermarkets and grocery stores.  We recognize that food insecurity is a significant issue affecting thousands of families in New Hampshire, and the pandemic has only amplified the need for food and is increasing the urgency to address hunger.   We are pleased to support this important effort, and we are grateful for the community-minded participation of our generous NHGA members.” 

On Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted below) Scout units will be collecting food items at the following locations:

  • Allenstown Sully’s (Associated Grocers of New England), 39 Allenstown Road
  • Bedford Market Basket, 539 Donald Street
  • Bedford: Hannaford, 7 Kilton Road (box collection only)
  • Claremont: Market Basket, 345 Washington Street
  • Concord: Market Basket, 108 Fort Eddy Road
  • Concord: Hannaford, 73 Fort Eddy Road
  • Epping: Market Basket, 24 Calef Highway
  • Exeter Hannaford, 141 Portsmouth Avenue 
  • Goffstown Sully’s (Associated Grocers of New England), 10 N. Mast Road
  • Hampton Hannaford, 630 Lafayette Road
  • Hooksett Shaw’s, 1328 Hooksett Road
  • Hooksett Market Basket, 30 Market Drive
  • Hudson Market Basket, 212 Lowell Road
  • Keene Hannaford, 481 West Street 
  • Keene Price Chopper (collections occurred on April 3)
  • Londonderry:  Market Basket, 5 Garden Lane
  • Manchester: Hannaford, 140 Bicentennial Drive  
  • Milford Market Basket, 21 Jones Road
  • Milford Shaw’s, 586 Nashua Street
  • Nashua: Market Basket, 375 Amherst Street
  • Peterborough: Shaw’s (collection occurred on April 3)
  • Rindge Market Basket, 497 U.S. 202
  • Rochester Market Basket, 120 Marketplace Boulevard
  • Stratham Market Basket, 27 Portsmouth Avenue 
  • Stratham Shaw’s, 100 Shaw’s Lane
  • Swanzey Market Basket, 11 W. Swanzey Road
  • W. Lebanon Price Chopper, 285 N. Plainfield Road

More about the Daniel Webster Council:  The mission of the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. There has never been a better time to be a Scout!  Visit www.nhscouting.org for more information.