Cub Scout Pack 253 collects 1,273 donations for those in need

The generosity of Nashua residents was on full display Nov. 12, as Cub Scouts from Pack 253 collected a mountain of canned foods, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable products donated by more than 100 North End homes during the "Scouting for Food" drive conducted by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Council.

In all, 1,273 items were collected by Pack 253 Scouts going door-to-door, supplemented by unsolicited cash donations totaling $120. Proceeds will benefit Granite State families in need this holiday season, distributed through more than 150 community food pantries statewide.

"It was wonderful to see all the food our community donated," said Pack 253 Cubmaster Emily Uong. "So many families will benefit from local pantries being well-stocked with the food that we collected. We want to thank everyone who made this year’s drive a success, from our generous donors to the many Scouts and volunteers throughout Nashua who gave their time to such a worthy cause."

Cub Scouts Pack 253 is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Webster Council, representing Nashua’s North End as part of the Arrowhead District. Pack 253 is a chartered organization sponsored by St. Christopher Parish, helping boys in the first through fifth grades develop ethical decision-making skills through activities emphasizing character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. Pack meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 62 Manchester Street in Nashua. To learn more, visit www.nashuacubscouts.com.

Submitted by Pack 253