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Local Boy Scouts Collect Canned Goods During Food Drive

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

October 26, 2013

Several Boy Scout troops went around Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville collecting food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

It is a part of a national food drive where the Boy Scouts of America collect food for those less fortunate.

The Boy Scouts from Troop 119 stood outside the Kroger grocery store to let people know about the types of food they hope to collect during the food drive.

"We need non-perishables, like can goods and we also take diapers and paper towels and toilet paper," says Liam O'Hanlom, member of Troop 119.

"We go about our lives eating food and we don't have to worry about that," says Tucker Parks, member of Troop 119. "There are people, even around our community in Charlottesville, that are starving."

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is always accepting donations, so if you did not get a chance to donate on Saturday, you can swing by and drop off food any time.

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