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Cub Scouts team up with Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

Island Cub Scouts are ready to pack in a punch to fight hunger.

Bainbridge Island’s Cub Scout Pack 547 will collect food donations each Saturday at the farmers market held at Town Square. All donations will be contributed to the Helpline House.

As a reward for each donation, the Scouts will provide $1-off coupons accepted at any market vendor.

The effort is part of an annual project for the Scouts.

“We approached the farmers market about our annual service project and they welcomed us with open arms,” said Frank Kochenash, of the Scout Parent Leaders. “Our Scouts will be spreading the word throughout the island in August to generate as much awareness and excitement for the food drive.”

There will be five opportunities throughout the month to donate food; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

The Scouts will not be able to collect perishable foods, but cash donations for Helpline House will also be accepted.

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