For the fourth year in a row, Ashburn’s Troop 58 supported the annual Cross Catholic Outreach’s You(th) vs Hunger event at St. Theresa Catholic Church on March 16. Over the course of the day volunteers packed 100,000 rice meals! Troop 58 Scouts were onsite from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM acting as the hub of the operation delivering and refilling rice, beans, soy, dried vegetables and vitamins to the stations to be measured and weighed to make individual bags of a complete meal. As each box was filled with meals the Scouts hauled it outside using dollies to stack on a pallet. Once each pallet was full, they wrapped it in plastic to prepare it for shipping. The meals will be shipped to those in need in Haiti, Guatemala and other countries the ministry serves. More than twenty Scouts from Troop 58 participated in the event under the leadership of Troop Chaplain, Allen Shen and Chaplain Aide, Charlie McClelland. Over 400 volunteers were needed in total for the day.
BSA Troop 58 is chartered by St. David’s Episcopal Church in Ashburn, Virginia, and meets at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://troop58ashburn.camp; https://sainttheresaparish.com/activity/youth-vs-hunger/; http://www.sdlife.org/; https://ashburnfirerescue.org/.