Troop 174 Monthly Paper & Aluminum Beverage Can Event Is April 17, Items Being Collected For Food Pantry/Backpack Program

Troop 174 Monthly Paper & Aluminum Beverage Can Event Is April 17, Items Being Collected For Food Pantry/Backpack Program
Courtesy of Troop 174.

WAYNE/WAKEFIELD – As members with Wayne Troop 174 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) prepare for their monthly pick-up of paper and aluminum beverage cans the group is also collecting food.

According to a release from Troop 174, nonperishable can or box food items are being requested to be placed in a bag and placed out by the curb or in front of your home by 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 17. These items (listed below) will benefit the Wayne Food Pantry and School Backpack program.

The paper and aluminum beverage can event will also take place this Saturday. These recycled items will assist the Wayne Scouts and help them fund for their scouting adventures. You can turn these recyclables items into a lifetime of scouting adventures.

The scouts accept aluminum beverage cans, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office and miscellaneous paper, shredded paper, junk mail and paperback books. Chipboard is accepted which is the material that cereal boxes and pop are made of.

Most items that come in the mail are acceptable, even envelopes with windows in them. All types of paper can be mixed together as long as there are no plastic bags. Items with a spiral binding, such as plastic or metal or hardback books with covers must have the cover and binding removed or be kept separate from other recyclable paper items.

Wayne Scouts offer a free curbside pickup the third Saturday of each month as they ask to have these items to the curb by 8 a.m. Items can also be dropped off for the scouts at the Wayne Transfer Station during regular hours.

If you have questions about the Boy Scouts paper and aluminum beverage can recycling event, contact Mike at KTCH/KCTY radio stations in Wayne at 402-375-3700.


Also on Saturday, April 17 the Wakefield Scouts will be collecting food for the Wakefield Community Food Pantry. Those wishing to participate are asked to put any nonperishable canned or boxed food in a bag and place it out by the curb or in front of their home by 8 a.m. Saturday. Immediate needs for the Wakefield food pantry are hamburger helper meals, peanut butter, pork and beans and canned fruit.

Wakefield Scouts will be collecting paper and cans for recycling at the trailer east of the city buildings in Wakefield. If you need to make special arrangements, contact Ed at 402-369-3628.


Items being requested for Wayne School Backpack program:

Individual oatmeal
Cereal cups or small boxes
Granola bars
Oatmeal bars
Cereal bars
Mac ‘n’ cheese cups
Individual pasta
Pudding cups
Peanut butter or cheese crackers
Fruit cup


Other items that the Wayne Food Pantry is currently in need of:

Pancake mix & syrup

Boxed mashed potatoes

Instant boxed rice

Canned fruits

Peanut butter

Jelly or jam

Canned veggies