Scouting-for-Food drive sees record success

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Saturday’s Scouting-for-Food drive may have been the most successful ever. That’s the word from Matt Whittaker, the Director of the Cache Community Food Pantry. Whittaker said the Scouts brought in more than 85,000 pounds of food, which was higher than last year’s when 83,000 pounds.

“We’re grateful to Search and Rescue, they came down here with their big trucks and trailers. They’re very well organized, and they went out to all the different sites and collected everything. We’re grateful to the Boy Scout leaders, and the Boy Scouts. To put something together of this size is quite an undertaking.”

It was the first food drive for the new food pantry, and Whittaker said the building worked out very well.

He also said things are looking up financially – The food pantry recently received $100,000 from the George and Dolores Eccles Foundation, and the Daniels Fund has agreed to send another $100,000 which leaves the pantry only about $60,000 left to raise.

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