Westfield Scouts collect food for local pantries


Troop 107 Boy Scouts collected nearly 2,000 food items in its recent Scouting for Food drive to benefit Westfield families. (Photos provided by Jim Hester)

Westfield Boy Scout Troop 107 and local Cub Scouts collected nearly 2,000 non-perishable food items 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.

Food was collected from bags previously placed and retrieved by Scouts at Westfield residences and donations dropped off directly to the Scouts at the Christ United Methodist Church Garage on Nov. 10. Troop 107 and the Scouts in Westfield have been supporting needy families in Westfield for more than 10 years.