La Virgen de Guadalupe Church youth members sorted, stacked and stocked the pantry with the food that was brought in by the scouts. Pictured are: Jennifer Calzada , David Ochoa, and Benjamin Macias

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Boy Scouts collected food from the canned food drive and delivered it to the Salvation Army to feed families In need.

Since 1988, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have collected more than 10,000,000 pounds of food in Southern Nevada to help feed hungry families in our communities. In the Virgin Valley, the Cub Scouts pass out the donation bags and the Boy Scouts collect the donations and deliver the food to the Salvation Army.

This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for our scouts to put the scout slogan into action by doing a good turn daily.  They learn the value of service and enjoy delivering the donations to the Salvation Army.

David Medina is weighing the incoming food items for the community food drive; the boy scouts like to make the annual event a bit competitive. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Youth from the La Virgen de Guadalupe Catholic Church joined the event by collecting, sorting and stocking the shelves with the food items brought in by the scouts.

The scouts, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are grateful for the generous support of the community.  Without great support, this successful annual event would not be possible.