Transporting donated food within the sorting area are members of Boy Scout Troop 1826 of Chantilly. From left are Nathan Goehring, Brigham Hampton, Mosiah Santiago, Stacia Bangerter and Mark Wilkinson, one of the troop leaders.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
The Boy Scout food drive to restock Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ (WFCM) food pantry was Saturday, Nov. 12. The Scouts collected nearly 65,000 pounds of food donated by the community and sorted it along with Girl Scouts, students and others.
"This is a phenomenal achievement for a one-day collection, and we really appreciate the generosity of the people in our community, said Michael Adere, the food drive’s organizer. “Almost 900 Boy Scouts, plus over 700 other volunteers, participated. They got to experience what it’s like to give back to their community — and the people receiving this food might even be their next-door neighbors.”