West Point cub and boy scouts collect 1,578 pounds of food supply donations

aluck@tidewaterreview.com

West Point Cub and Boy Scouts recently collected 1,578 pounds of food supplies to help local families.

Cub Scout Pack 340 and Boy Scout Troop 340 delivered bags around town to collect food donations for the Good Neighbor Center to give to those in need.

Cub Scout Pack 340 is made up of 37 boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The pack delivered more than 1,000 bags to town residents and put in a total of 65 service hours, according to Cub Master Benjamin Sanders.

Boy Scout Troop 340 consists of boys between ages 11-17 and is led by Scoutmaster John Edwards, town manager. The troop picked up 133 bags of food with a total weight of 1,578 pounds and and delivered it all to the center. The troop had a total of 30 service labor hours, according to Sanders.

The effort was a part of a National Food Collection outreach by the Boy Scouts of America, according to Sanders.

“We were very honored to participate in the outreach for those less fortunate,” Sanders said. “I’m very proud of all of our scouts, leaders and parents for making this happen.”

The scouts and leaders are very thankful to those in the community that were able to donate and participate in the service project, Sanders said.

The Good Neighbor Center, a charitable organization, is very grateful to the troops and town residents for their efforts and donations, according to center director Frances Thornton.

“The amount of donations we got were outstanding, I couldn’t believe it,” Thornton said. “This is going to help a lot of families in the area and they won’t have to wonder where their next meal is coming from or when that will be.”

Want to donate?

The center takes food and clothing donations year round. The center is located at 207 W Euclid Blvd. For more information call 804-843-4339.

Luck can be reached at 757-291-2038, aluck@tidewaterreview.com or @ashleyrluck on Twitter

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