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Boy Scout Food Drive Successful

The annual, Boy Scout “Scouting for Food” Drive was Saturday, Nov. 10. Locally, Scouts collected food donated by residents, sorted it and brought it to WFCM (Western Fairfax Christian Mini

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Chantilly High sophomore Ian Lambeth brings a load of canned goods to a truck bound for WFCM’s food pantry.

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(From left) Chantilly High senior David Stewart, plus Westfield High sophomore Jonathan Bidinger and his dad David Bidinger, Troop 893’s assistant Scoutmaster, with a load of donated food.

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Holding canned goods bound for WFCM is Westfield High senior Aionna Campbell.

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Helping sort food are (from left) Matt Rodriguez of Lanier Middle School; Nathaniel Stone, Eagle View Elementary; WFCM’s Julie Thompson, Centreville’s Gate Post Estates community; and Chantilly High sophomore Tony Wang.

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Hauling boxes of donated food are (from left) Chantilly High sophomore Cady Belsky, Robinson Secondary sophomore Claire Spina, Westfield High sophomore Thomas Johnson and Westfield freshman Gloria Marshak.

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Among Saturday’s sorters were (from left) Troop 7369 Scoutmaster Mike Warsocki, Virginia Run’s John Caccivio, Glennys Warsocki and Athena Hoosang of coed crew 1890 of Chantilly.

stries) for its food pantry. Some 58,691 pounds of food was collected in the Sully District – which is 1,700 pounds more than last year.

More than 900 Boy Scouts plus more than 800 other volunteers — including adults, Girl

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Boy Scouts from Troop 7369 of St. Timothy Catholic School sort canned goods together.

Scouts and other groups — participated. “I think this is a phenomenal achievement for a one-day collection,” said Michael Adere, co-chairman of the Sully event. “We really appreciate the generosity of the people in our community.”