Scouts See Increase in Food Drive during Pandemic

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(ALLENTOWN, PA) – Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71 collected 1,000 more items during their annual Scouting for Food Campaign. Each year, the troop goes door-to-door gathering non-perishable food items from their local community. Thanks to the pandemic, the Boy Scout troop didn’t know what to expect, but they received 3,551 items!

It’s an uncertain time for many, and protocol for collecting and counting the food changed slightly to ensure everyone’s safety. But the scouts could not believe the generosity of the community and the

success of the drive. The troop decided to donate what they collected to the Allentown Rescue Mission again this year. Trey Wachob, Troop 71 scout and food drive organizer commented, “The troop has

been donating to the Allentown Rescue Mission for years, and it’s such a good cause we didn’t even think of donating elsewhere.”

The Allentown Rescue Mission thanks the Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71 and everyone who participated in the drive for supporting the Scouting for Food Campaign, and supporting the men living at the Allentown Rescue Mission. To help the men during this giving season, please join the Thanks for Giving Campaign currently in progress. You can drop off urgently needed food and supplies at the Allentown Rescue Mission on Friday, November 20th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm or Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For a list of additional drop-off sites and most wanted items, please visit

Information provided to TVL by:
Stefanie Appel
Community Relations
Allentown Rescue Mission