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Boy Scout holds food drive to support St. Athanasius Church's food pantry

A Boy Scout from Troop 99 in Brooklyn is helping a local church with its food pantry service.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2022, 5:29 PM

Updated 777 days ago

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A Boy Scout from Troop 99 in Brooklyn is helping a local church with its food pantry service.
Since the start of the pandemic, St. Athanasius Church has been feeding 200 to 250 families weekly. On Wednesdays, they hold a food pantry program that causes lines to form down the street.
Over the past year, the church has provided food to over 1,000 families and has given out food over 20,000 times.
The church says government programs that allowed them to hold the Wednesday pantry events have been running out of resources.
Boy Scout Gus took the initiative to help the church by holding a food donation drive Sunday as a part of his Eagle Scout project.
"This is for my Eagle project, it means I have to do something in the community as a leader, and I took the initiative to do this because I know this food pantry is running low on food and there's people that lineup down the street every Wednesday,” Gus says.
St. Athanasius Church says they are openly accepting donations at any time and they prefer bread, nonperishables and vegetables.


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