This past weekend boys with local Scout troops and their parent volunteers braved the chill and descended on the streets of Greenfield to collect for their annual food drive, which is a partnership with Edgewood Manor.
For about 20 years Edgewood Manor of Greenfield, local Boy Scout Troop 5022, and local Cub Scott Troop 190 have come together to provide meals during the holidays to needy families in the community.
As they do every year, the boys and parent volunteers trekked the streets of Greenfield on Saturday, leaving fliers about the annual food drive and asking residents to have their donations ready on the next day. And when the boys and volunteers ventured out Sunday to pick up the donations of canned goods and other food items from village residents, they came back to Edgewood Manor with about 1,500 pounds of food.
According to one of the parent volunteers with the Boy Scouts, after the boys collect the donations Edgewood Manor takes things from there and puts the food items together with the nursing home’s own addition of turkeys, then the full meals are provided to needy families for the holidays.
Phone calls to Edgewood Manor for further comment on Tuesday were not returned before press time.
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