Boy Scouts to collect food for local pantries

File photo provided by Jim Hester

Westfield Boy Scout Troop 107 and local Cub Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food items door-to-door for the Open Doors and Amanda Strong food pantries on Nov. 10. Food collected will go directly to the Open Doors Thanksgiving Meal and the Amanda Strong Christmas Basket programs for families in Westfield.

“Troop 107 and the scouts in Westfield have been supporting needy families in Westfield for over 10 years,” said Jim Hester, Troop 107 committee chairman. “Our partnership with Open Doors and Amanda Strong have helped countless Westfield families and helped us to achieve our mission of Westfield Scouts helping Westfield families.”

Residents are asked to place food items in the bag provided and set it out by their mailboxes before 9 a.m. Nov. 10. A Cub Scout will come by and collect the food.

The Boy Scouts are not able to cover all neighborhoods.  Those interested in contributing are welcome to drop off food directly to the scouts at the Christ United Methodist Church Garage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. The church is located at 318 N. Union St. in downtown Westfield.  Members of Troop 107 will be there to greet and collect the donations.

“Our Scouts have stepped up with a number of projects,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “I’m really proud of them.”

For more information, contact Jim Hester at 502-6281 or scouter107@comcast.net.