Boy Scouts Troop 157 volunteers at Food Bank - FOX34 Lubbock

Boy Scouts Troop 157 volunteers at Food Bank

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The South Plains Food Bank got some help from Boy Scout Troop 157 Monday. They volunteered to prepare and pack meals.

It's part of the scouts' leadership training. Scoutmaster Jake Bentley says it teaches them to be good citizens.

"You hear a lot of bad things about young people these days.... but this is an example of what really the majority of young people are like," Bentley said.

Meagan Bratton with the South Plains Food Bank said this kind of work helps young people understand they are helping people in need.

"They come out here, they get hands-on, they have a real ownership of what they're helping with," Bratton said. "Knowing this is going to go to another person, another kid that is just like them, you never know who is going to be hungry. It could be the person standing right next to you."

The scout drop performs between 2,000 and 2,500 hours of community service per year. 

Bratton says the bank couldn't function without volunteers. Click here - to volunteer and help fight food insecurity in our area.

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