Last Saturday approximately 70 Cub and Boy Scout troops across Loudoun went into neighborhoods and collected nonperishable food items homeowners placed on their front porches. The Scouting for Food drive was a success and 98,763 pounds of food were collected.
"It went very well and we experienced a phenomenal amount of giving this year," said Brian Shiflett, coordinator for Scouting for Food.
The food was sent to Community Holiday Coalition sites and is being sorted into food baskets. Distribution dates are Wednesday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16. Families and individuals who live in Loudoun and are experiencing need will benefit. Food baskets will also be assembled and distributed during December.
Several local community organizations support the Holiday Coalition, now in its 12th season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Holiday Hotline at 703-771-5718.