Scouts See Increase in Food Drive During Pandemic

Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71 collected 1,000 more items during their annual Scouting for Food Campaign.  Each year, the troop goes door-to-door gathering non-perishable food items from their local community.  Thanks to the pandemic, the Boy Scout troop didn’t know what to expect, but they received 3,551 items!

It’s an uncertain time for many, and protocol for collecting and counting the food changed slightly to ensure everyone’s safety.  But the scouts could not believe the generosity of the community and the success of the drive.  The troop decided to donate what they collected to the Allentown Rescue Mission again this year.  Trey Wachob, Troop 71 scout and food drive organizer commented, “The troop has been donating to the Allentown Rescue Mission for years, and it’s such a good cause we didn’t even think of donating elsewhere.”

The Allentown Rescue Mission thanks the Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71 and everyone who participated in the drive for supporting the Scouting for Food Campaign, and supporting the men living at the Allentown Rescue Mission.