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30 Apr, 2012 | News

Local Boys Scouts Hold Food Drive to Benefit Catholic Charities Food Pantry

For the past two months, 15-year-old Life Scout Theodore Veroutis of Boy Scout Troop #531 has been collecting over 500 canned goods and other non-perishable food items to benefit those we serve at Catholic Charities Food Pantries. As part of his Eagle Scout Service Project, which is a requirement to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank obtained in the Boy Scouts organization, Theodore and other fellow scouts enthusiastically delivered over 30 boxes of food to Catholic Charities’ food pantry at St. Mark’s Parish in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 28th. Since February, Theodore set up numerous food collection boxes in his community so that friends and neighbors could donate canned goods. He also collected over $400 in donations from his friends, family and members of the local community for his food drive, which he used to purchase additional food to benefit the hundreds of families served at our food pantry.
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Pictured (from l. to r.) are: Boy Scout Nicholas Mendes; Life Scout Theodore Veroutis; and Boy Scout Christopher Mendes.