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Boy Scout Food Drive Successful

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

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

— 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 Ministries) 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 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.”