Walking into the Council of Community Service’s food pantry this week may be a little overwhelming.
According to Chocadewakoa District Chairman Dennis Russell, three Cub Scout Packs, two, Boy Scout Troops, and one Venture Crew went door-to-door, last Saturday, March 30, collecting around 1,000 pounds of food to donate to the food pantry.
“These kind of donations are awesome,” said Alena Gronewold, development coordinator for the council. “They fill in the little gaps and replenish our shelves. It’s exciting to see so many kids giving back to the community.”
Scouting for Food, the nation’s largest single-day food drive, has been a Boy Scout tradition for more than 30 years. Locally, it not only helps out the food pantry, but also teaches Scouts the importance of helping others and giving back to their communities.
Russell said 42 Scouts and 19 leaders helped gather the food last weekend.