Donations Pile Up in Scouting for Food Campaign

Loudoun’s Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were busy Saturday morning collecting tons of food donations and delivering the haul to food pantries throughout the county.

After a weigh-in, scouts begin sorting donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
After a weigh-in, scouts begin sorting donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.

The Scouting for Food campaign is Loudoun’s largest annual food drive.

Last weekend, scouts distributed white plastic collection bags to homes. They returned this morning to pick up the ones that had been filled by residents with canned food and other supplies.

It’s a kick-off to the busiest time of year for the food pantries as they work to ensure everyone has holiday dinners on the table.

The donations were delivered to Catholic Charities in Leesburg; the Dulles South Food Pantry in Arcola; LINK in Sterling; Loudoun Hunger Relief in Leesburg; Messiah’s Market in Ashburn; Seven Loaves in Middleburg; Tree of Life in Purcellville; and the Western Loudoun Food Pantry in Lovettsville.

It will take a day or two to total up today’s donations. Last year, the effort resulted in 105,000 pounds of donations. The record was set in 2009, when collections totaled 113,825 pounds.

Trucks line up to drop off donations that the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
Trucks line up to drop off donations that the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
Scouts and adult leaders unload a truckload of donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
Scouts and adult leaders unload a truckload of donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
Volunteers sort donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.
Volunteers sort donations at the Loudoun Hunger Relief collection site in Leesburg.

One thought on “Donations Pile Up in Scouting for Food Campaign

  • 2016-11-13 at 11:56 am
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    Please do not forget the other food pantries in Loudoun County!

    Crossroads United Methodist Church – Grace Ministries
    43454 Crossroads Drive
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    Telephone number – (703) 729-5100

    Reston Bible Church
    45650 Oakbrook Court
    Sterling, VA 20166
    https://www.restonbible.org/foodpantry
    703-404-5010

    Sterling Park Baptist Food Pantry
    Sterling Park Baptist Church
    501 North York Road
    Sterling, VA
    703-430-2527
    http://www.sterlingparkbc.org/

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