Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts Join Forces to Stock Western Loudoun Food Pantry With Over 2,000 Pounds of Food
Saturday, November 9, marked the culmination of two Saturdays each November when Lovettsville Cub Scout Pack 962 goes “Scouting For Food.” Each year, the Boy Scouts of America’s “Scouting for Food ” food drive raises many tons of food for food banks nationwide, and Lovettsville Pack 962 has a long history of supporting our area community through this grand tradition.
New this year, the Western Loudoun Food Pantry in Lovettsville was added as an official receiving location for Scouting For Food, so that all of the food collected in Lovettsville could return to help those in Lovettsville in need of assistance. Scouts turned out in force, joined by five Lovettsville Girl Scout Troops (1434, 4096, 4891, 6649, and 6652) to collect, weigh, sort, and shelve the food beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The scouts wrapped up their activities a little after 12:00 with the pantry well stocked with 2,083 pounds of food.
Areas of Lovettsville covered in this year’s food drive were the following locations: Downtown Lovettsville, Canterfield, Deerfield Estates, Dobbins Creek, Dutchman’s Creek, Fox Meadows, Foxfield Estates, King Ridge Estates, New Town Meadows, Overlook Knolls, Retirement Community, Town Center, Waterfield Hamlet, 287 north of 7-11 up to Tilgham Place, and 287 south of 7/11 to Loudoun Street and additional stretches of roads such as Quarter Branch and Wenner Rd.
Residents, who didn’t receive a SFF bag on their door, and had items to donate, were also able to drop their food directly at the Food Pantry at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church as well as in food collection boxes located at Lovettsville Town Hall, Bonnie’s Country Kitchen, and Lovettsville Pizza.
Because food is always needed, Lovettsville Pack 962 will continue to collect food at various pack activities throughout the year and they encourage Lovettsville area residents to continue to donate non-perishable food items in cans or boxes to the Western Loudoun Food Pantry at 12942 Lutheran Church Rd. To contact the pantry for assistance or to make a donation contact Mrs. Pam Hayba via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at Lovettsville Elementary School (540-751-2470).