2014-03-13 / Community

Garden City community helps TROOP 55 feed the needy

BY LIAM W


Troop 55 Scouts, from left, Michael B., Joseph B., Josh L., Ryan C., Aidan R. and Calum G. collect Scouting For Food donations at the rear entrance to Key Food Marketplace on Seventh Street. Troop 55 Scouts, from left, Michael B., Joseph B., Josh L., Ryan C., Aidan R. and Calum G. collect Scouting For Food donations at the rear entrance to Key Food Marketplace on Seventh Street. Last Saturday, Key Food Marketplace on Seventh Street graciously offered their site as host for Boy Scout Troop 55 and the Theodore Roosevelt Council's - which covers all of Nassau County - Annual "Scouting for Food" drive. The unusually warm and sunny day brought the community out in droves to support the Boy Scouts' collection, which totaled more than 350 pounds of food to help replenish neighboring community pantries, charities, and soup kitchens.

Fifteen Troop 55 Scouts, accompanied by adult Troop Leaders John Gaffney, Thomas Asfar, James Gribbin and Joseph Bereswill, set up collection tables at both the front and rear entrances of Key Food. At the end of the day, before boxing the items for delivery to local food kitchens, the Scouts fabricated a giant "Troop 55" design in the small park plaza behind Dunkin' Donuts. All of the scouts who participated in the event agreed that taking time out from their busy weekend to collect food for the needy is one of the most important and gratifying things they can do as good scouts and community citizens.



Posing with their "Troop 55" design artwork crafted from some of the more than 350 pounds of food donations are, from rear left, Kevin D., Joseph B. James R., John G., Liam G., Corey L., and T. DeMaro; and, from front left, B. Noll, Aidan R., James D., Aidan G. Michael B. and Ryan C. Posing with their "Troop 55" design artwork crafted from some of the more than 350 pounds of food donations are, from rear left, Kevin D., Joseph B. James R., John G., Liam G., Corey L., and T. DeMaro; and, from front left, B. Noll, Aidan R., James D., Aidan G. Michael B. and Ryan C.

Gathering food for the needy at the front entrance of Key Food are, from left, Troop 55 Scouts: Aidan G., John G., Liam G., Kevin D., Corey L., James R., Joseph B., Ryan C. and Aidan R. Gathering food for the needy at the front entrance of Key Food are, from left, Troop 55 Scouts: Aidan G., John G., Liam G., Kevin D., Corey L., James R., Joseph B., Ryan C. and Aidan R.

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