Gulfport Cub Scout Pack 209 hosting ‘Scouting for Food’ Campaign

A local Cub Scout pack is rounding up items in their community for those in need.

Cub Scout Pack 209 is currently participating in their annual ‘Scouting for Food’ campaign. Last Saturday in the College Park neighborhood of Gulfport, the Cub Scouts passed out 1,000 empty bags for the community to fill with non-perishable items.

This Saturday at 8 a.m. they will be collecting the filled bags of food starting at Anniston Avenue Elementary School.

Den Leader Will Shurley says this is a great way for the boys to learn how to serve their community while filling the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St. James Church. They feed anyone who is hungry. “The primary purposes of having the program is to teach our young men about citizenship and to teach them how to do a good turn for their community. The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry over at St. James Church, a number of our pack members are from the St. James School, so we see this as a way to give back locally.”

If you would like to donate nonperishable items to help Pack 209 they will be at Anniston Avenue Elementary School tomorrow starting at 8 a.m.

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