Kids Food Basket benefits from Rockford Scouts

WORTHWHILE RAINY DAY ENDEAVOR—Cub Scouts (l–r) Evan Coberly, Ethan Cowelbeck and Torin Cerasoli work on filling their apple basket.

WORTHWHILE RAINY DAY ENDEAVOR—Cub Scouts (l–r) Evan Coberly, Ethan Cowelbeck and Torin Cerasoli work on filling their apple basket.

“Be prepared and do a good turn daily” were Scout attributes recently displayed by the Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School. While on their community service apple-picking trip to DK Orchards, the Scouts were treated to a major downpour of rain.

“But the wet weather did not dampen the Scouts’ enthusiasm for helping others,” said Pack Chairman Guy McLellan. “The boys picked five bushels of apples that we were able to donate to the Kids Food Basket.” In addition, they also picked another bushel that was shared by the group of 15 boys who participated in the event.

“It’s great to have the boys at the orchard and I think it is wonderful that they are putting others before themselves with this project,” said orchard owner Billie Jo Klein. DK Orchards donated a half bushel of apples to the group and the rest were funded through their profits from the Scouts’ annual popcorn sale.

Kids Food Basket is a nonprofit organization that provides a sack dinner to students in Grand Rapids Public Schools. The Scouts’ efforts provided fresh apples for over 600 students served by the program.

To learn more about Kids Food Basket and how you can help, visit their website at www.kidsfoodbasket.com.

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