Scouting for food in yearly drive

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EVANSTON — Area troop Scouts went into the communities and gathered food for the needy in their yearly drive according to Ryan Richins, Evanston.

Richins said the drive is done every year to help the different pantries resupply their shelves and help those in need.

“This year was a great success as the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts of every Unit participated,” Richins said.

When giving the results of the Scouts, Richins said, efforts in the Bridger Valley area included 361 hours, with over 78 adults and 106 youth providing service for the event. As a result, they collected 5,404 pounds of food for their local food pantry.

In the Evanston area, troop members spent 381 hours, with over 96 adults and 172 youth providing service for the event. They collected over 7,000 pounds of food for the Lords Store House. 

The Kemmerer area included over 90 hours with eight adults and 14 youth, and they collected 1,500 pounds of food, according to Richins.

“We would like to thank all the volunteers who assisted in this project. More importantly, we would like to thank the members of our different communities that donated food. Thanks for your willingness to give at this time of year.” 

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