On Saturday, May 9, from 11 AM to 3 PM, Hampton Bays Boy Scout Troop 483 will be mobilizing to support the East End food pantry located at St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church.
The drive-thru canned food collection in the church’s parking lot will provide a safe, no-contact way for the community to help the food pantry during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
Boy Scout Troop 483 has been helping support the pantry for many years. Last year, the Scouts collected 12,300 pounds — over six tons — of non-perishable food for the pantry. This year, due to novel coronavirus complications, the troop has finally found a socially-distant way to help.
“We have researched what Scout troops from around the U. S. have been doing to run food drives, and setting up drive-through collection points has been very successful,” Scoutmaster Allen Schneider said. “The East End food pantry is supported by all the churches in Hampton Bays as the central location for food distribution to those in need. This year, the food pantry is under tremendous pressure as it tries to help families in need. The Scouts’ drive-through canned food drive will allow us to safely provide much-needed help.”