NEWARK — The Newark Boy and Girl Scout troops conducted their Fall Scouting For Food Event on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Residents of the Village of Newark generously donated over 1,000 pounds of food for the Newark Food Closet. The Troops, along with parents and Leaders, collected, delivered, and sorted the canned and boxed varieties of food.
Since Jan. 1, three to four days worth of food has been handed out 671 times. Over 650 adults and nearly 400 children in the village of Newark and town of Arcadia have received food — many being assisted up to six times this year. The Newark Food Closet is open Monday through Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the basement of the Municipal Building, 100 E. Miller St., Newark.
Persons residing in the village and town who are in need of food are eligible. A photo ID and proof of current residency must be presented at the Red Cross office at 400 S. Main St. on the day food is requested to receive a Referral Form.
The Food Closet depends entirely on donations of food and money from individuals, businesses, organizations, churches, and schools. Financial donations are used to purchase perishable items.
To learn more about the Newark Food Closet, to volunteer, or to donate food or money, please call 331-6705 or (315) 573-0149.