Manchester Scouts Provide Community With Food For The Holidays 

Photo courtesy Jayme Perlman

MANCHESTER – Manchester Cub Scout Pack 44 and Boy Scout Troop 441 participated in yet another Scouting for Food Drive, packing and distributing nearly 200 bags of food to those in need.

In true Scout fashion, Pack 44 and Troop 441 helped those in need during the holidays with this annual drive, honoring the Scout Oath “to help other people at all times.”

Led by Todd Petersen of Cub Scout Pack 44 and Peggi Law of Boy Scout Troop 441, the boys distributed bags on November 3. On November 11, they picked the bags up, filled with canned goods, dry goods and more. On November 12, the drive delivered over 170 food bags to St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Lakehurst and 20 bags to St. Stephens Church in Whiting. These bags will be processed and distributed to those in the community in the coming days.

Cub Scout Pack 44 members that participated in the drive are: Kingston Khatinsky; Avery Rolls; Nathaniel Perrine; Praneel Patel; Jack Heider; Julian Grisales; Owen Williams; Tyler Perlman; Jamari Valmon; Andrew Hudak; Zachary Shumbris; Andrew Petersen; Aiden Staples; Larry Petillon; Andrew Raymond; Michael Hudak; Carter Gingras; Aiden Schultz; Shane Fasinski; and Justin King.

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Boy Scout Troop 441 members that participated are: Eric Delco; James Law; Shawn Boyle; Taylor King; David Giambatista; Zachary Perlman; Sullivan Nolan; and Antonio Damenza.

“Year after year, this service project is significant to our Pack, and Troop because once the last bag is dropped off and the holidays quickly approach soon after, we all look back with satisfaction on an effort that has made a difference in our community,” stated Jayme Perlman, Committee Chairperson, Manchester Cub Scout Pack 44.