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Scouting for Food In New Melle A Huge Success

Photos and Story submitted by Jessica Simon and Janet Hespen
Scouting for Food Coordinators

During this year’s Scouting for Food Drive, Scout Pack and Troop 856 of Immaculate Heart of Mary collected, counted and sorted 5,774 items. Way to go, New Melle! The Scouts and their parents worked hard, placing bags on hundreds of doors and returning the following weekend to collect the donations. Pack/Troop 856 and their parents did an impressive job helping those in need. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at IHM Church was grateful for the items donated by the community and appreciated all the hard work of Pack/Troop 856. 

The following photos are of Scout Pack and Troop 856 sorting, boxing and delivering the donations:

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Scout Leader Billy Thorpe (R) with Beckam (L) and
Dean and Jace Hespen (back row) broke a record,
collecting 988 food items in the Callaway Valley subdivision.