Photo Gallery: Loudoun Scouts Do a Good Turn with Massive Food Drive

The county’s largest food drive is in high gear today as Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts fanned out across the county picking up bags of donations left by residents.

The Scouting for Food campaign collects around 100,000 pounds of donations each year.

By noon, 20,000 pounds of food donations had already been unloaded and sorted at the Loudoun Hunger Relief storage space behind South King Street Rite-Aid in Leesburg.

Similar drop off and sorting operations are happening at seven other food pantries:

Catholic Charities in Leesburg; the Dulles South Food Pantry at the Arcola Methodist Church; LINK in Sterling; Loudoun Hunger Relief storage space behind South King Street Rite-Aid in Leesburg; Messiah’s Market in Ashburn; Seven Loaves in Middleburg; Tree of Life in Purcellville; and the Western Loudoun Food Pantry in Lovettsville.


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  • 2017-11-13 at 8:41 am
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    From Round Hill to Sterling Park, from Loudoun Heights to South Riding; local food pantries reach out to touch needy families in all four corners of Loudoun County.

    Due to the extraordinarily high demand for food to support our Loudoun neighbors, the local food pantry shelves require your donations to fill them to the maximum. Food and monetary donations are desperately needed to serve needy families.

    Foods that will help the most are hearty canned soup, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, cake and cookie mixes, canned tomato products, bagged beans or rice, canned black beans, canned chicken, canned fruit, oatmeal, canned chili, boxed rice/pasta side dishes, boxed potatoes, as well as paper products and toiletries.

    Imagine the difficulty of choosing whether your family eats or has clothes on their back? Many families with children living in at-risk situations depend on local food pantries in order to have enough money to make rent. Keeping families stable in the same home helps children remain in one school and prevents them from experiencing the loss of family members, friends and familiar neighborhoods.

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