Loudoun’s largest annual food drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, but collections efforts begin this weekend.
Area Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops on Saturday will distribute white plastic collection bags to homes around the county. The bags are preprinted with instructions of a list of food items needed to replenish the stockrooms of eight area food pantries. They’ll come back the next Saturday to collect donations and deliver them to eight collection sites around the county.
“These donations could not come at a better time each year,” Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery said. “Often, we are able to start using the scouts’ food the very next week to restock items such as cereals, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, and meats, such as tuna.”
The donations will be transported and sorted by the scouts at Catholic Charities, Leesburg; the Dulles South Food Pantry, Arcola; LINK, Sterling; Loudoun Hunger Relief, behind the South King Street Rite-Aid in Leesburg; Messiah’s Market, Ashburn; Seven Loaves, Middleburg; Tree of Life, Purcellville; and the Western Loudoun Food Pantry, Lovettsville.