|Assistant Scoutmaster Wes Williams and Lead Troop Instructor Michael|
help a troop unload its food collections.
|Eagle Patrol Leader Everett (left) and Assistant Patrol Leader Joe (middle)|
work with Troop Guide Louie (right) roll a cart of food donations on the
scale to be weighed.
The troop helped unload and sort 6,564 pounds in donated food — and logged a collective 57 hours of community service — as part of this year’s Scouting for Food drive. Food Bank volunteers will further sort these food donations as they help distribute them to the Food Bank’s 190-plus partner agencies: emergency food pantries, shelters for the homeless, soup kitchens, special residential facilities, low-income day care providers, after-school programs, and shelters for abused women. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 4.5 million pounds of food through its partner agency network, which helped to feed approximately 149,000 low-income east central Alabama residents.
For more pictures from Scouting for Food, visit the troop’s online photo album.