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LDS Scouts Help Orange County Collect Food
Los Angeles Times 13Feb00 D1
By Elaine Gale: Times Staff Writer

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA -- LDS Scouts participated in a major Orange County food drive on Saturday, as part of 50,000 scouts visiting 300,000 homes to collect food and clothing for the needy. "It's going quite well considering everyone thought it would be pouring rain," said Lane Calvert of the Orange County BSA Council. "The boys have done a great job." Organizers hoped to beat last year's record of 250,000 lbs of donated clothing and 200,000 lbs of food.

The scouts collected the donations and delivered them to 24 county wide drop-off sites. At least one of these sites was an LDS Chapel's parking lot, where the donations were collected into large cardboard boxes and loaded on a flatbed truck. "We even got some cans of caviar," said Joe Perry, 18, who was helping to load the trucks. "That's very Orange County."


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