Boy Scouts collect food donations for Mission House
The Scouts worked alongside homeowners from Pecan Valley Park, Bullard Creek Ranch and Pecan Valley in its yearly “Scouting for Food” in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to replace food given to those in need in Thanksgiving handouts.
Martha Dinwiddie, a Mission House Volunteer, said supplies were low just before Thanksgiving after preparing food baskets for local families.
“It was such a blessing the way the community responded with the Scouts and with the Middle School food drive and the donations of several local churches for us to restock the food pantry,” she said.
Seven Scouts and several parents were able to distribute more than 150 donation bags and more than 50 homes provided more than 400 food items.
“I think the Scouts were very encouraged by the generous response of these homeowners and excited once they saw the items they collected filled the back of a parent’s Suburban,” said Nancy Campbell, a Scout mom and troop coordinator. “Next year, we hope to provide these bags to more areas of Bullard so anyone that wants to participate can support the Mission House and their work to help the less fortunate in Bullard.”