On Saturday, Nov. 13, Sully District Boy Scouts collected 67,093 pounds of food – valued at $120,096 – for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry in Chantilly. “We thank each and every family who chose to donate to WFCM through the food drive,” said WFCM Executive Director Harmonie Taddeo. “The food and toiletries collected will be distributed directly to families in need in our community.”
“We appreciate the Scouts and key organizer, Michael Adere, as well as all the volunteers who worked at the sorting site and/or in WFCM’s warehouse and pantry, sorting and stocking the donations. It’s through events like this, when we come together as a community, that we have the biggest impact.”
In addition, the Scouts collected nearly 3,000 pounds of food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Chantilly – for a grand total of almost 70,000 pounds.