The Boy Scouts of America, Rome Rotary and The Salvation Army teamed up Saturday for the annual Scouting for Food. The Scouts brought in 2,584 canned and non-perishable food items on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We are extremely thankful for the Scouts and the community for their support of our food pantry,” says Lt. Paula Blevins with The Salvation Army of Rome.
Since 1985, The Boy Scouts of America have helped their communities stock local food banks through the Scouting for Food program. Last year, the Scouting for Food program collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Rome Salvation Army.
Redmond Regional Medical Center’s annual Heart of the Community Heart Walk, Cycle and Paddle returns on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Ridge Ferry Park near the Rome-Floyd ECO Center. Participants will be socially distanced and are asked to wear face masks. Special red, heart-month masks will be given away while supplies last. The event is free and open to the public.