Scout canned food drive helps feed those in need

The annual Boy Scout community canned food drive on March 5 was a great success with more than 2,348 items collected and donated to the Gleaning House Food Pantry. The event was sponsored by Scout Troop 51 and Cub Scout Pack 51 and held at the Pickens Amphitheater. Organizations participating in this year’s event were Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church, Smith Chapel, Pickens Garden Club and Grace United Methodist Church. The Scouts thank all organizations who participated and look forward to an even bigger event next year.  Pictured here with the trailer full of cans and truckload full of mac and cheese are Scouts Henry Chapman, Jacob Santaler, Isaac Cantrell and Lake Looper, Cub Scouts Micah Thompson and Taylor Sosbee and Scout leaders Jerry Seay, Perry Gravely and Mike Ralston.