Sorting canned goods with Girl Scout Troop 3327 of Chantilly are (back row, from left) Brianna Mosely, 13; mom Tanesha Mosely; Jeanine Blomberg and Ruth Moran, 11 and (front row, from left) sisters Morgan Blomberg, 9, and Phoebe Blomberg, 8.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
The Boy Scout food drive to restock Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ (WFCM) food pantry was Saturday, Nov. 11. The Scouts collected more than 65,000 pounds of food donated by the community and sorted it along with Girl Scouts, students and other volunteers.
“Almost 900 Boy Scouts and more than 700 other volunteers — including adults, Girl Scouts and many other youth, school and church groups — participated,” said Boy Scout leader and food-drive organizer Michael Adere. “Each year, I am amazed at what we are able to achieve for a one-day collection, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people in our community. This will definitely benefit WFCM's food pantry and those they serve in our local area.”