Pickering food banks to benefit from pasta challenge

April 15, 2017 by  

A scout group in Pickering is asking for pasta donations in support of local food banks.

Inspired by the Scouts Canada Good Turn Week, the Pickering Scouts group has committed to collecting a minimum of 5,000 packages of pasta noodles and sauce. The 7th annual group hopes to fill its camping trailer.

Donations can include packages of dry noodles, cans or jars of pasta sauce, canned pasta and boxes of Kraft Dinner. Donations will be accepted up until April 30, and all Durham residents are encouraged to make a contribution. The donations collected will be presented during the Good Turn Week, to the Ajax-Pickering Salvation Army food bank and the St. Paul’s-on-the Hill Community Food Bank.

The 2017 Scouts Canada Good Turn Week will run from April 29th to May 7th. Each year the event is promoted as a way of increasing community involvement and responsibility. Local scout groups across the country are asked to set goals and establish programs to benefit the less fortunate. Brochures and flyers could be used to further promote the week, and inspire more community involvement.

The Pickering group of Scouts will be accepting donations at several drop-off locations, including numerous local churches and businesses. Pickering’s Formula Ford is one of them, but it has also promised to contribute 10 packages of dry noodles for all vehicles sold during the month of April.

To obtain a list of drop-off locations and find out how to organize a large pickup, or to obtain more information about the pasta challenge, contact Al Harris by calling 416-428-6265 or by email at fireal5@rogers.com.