Mt. Tabor Boy Scout, Cub Scout troops hold food drive for county
posted on April 12
BSA Troop 153 and Cub Scout Pack 153 recently coordinated a food drive in southeastern Oldham County neighborhoods. The food drive’s goal was to provide food during Spring Break for the Blessings in a Backpack program which supplies food on weekends to students in need.
On March 13, Scouts distributed over 1400+ fliers in 33 neighborhoods. The following Saturday, Scouts visited these neighborhoods and collected over 7000+ easy-to-fix food items such as peanut butter, crackers, granola bars, tuna, fruit cups and cereal. These items were brought to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church to sort and count. In total, nineteen Scouts, one Oldham County 4-H member and over 20 family members participated in these two Saturday activities.
Mt. Tabor UMC’s volunteers coordinated the distribution of the food items to several local Oldham County elementary schools. Over 210 students benefitted from this service project and will be able to take additional food home during spring break, food above their normal 2-day/3-night weekend amount.
Over 150 service hours were put in by all the youth and adult volunteers. The Scouts and schools wish to thank the overwhelming Oldham County community support that made this service project a huge success.