Sam Jacobs

Scout's project benefits Christian Neighbors

By: 
Kayla Deneau, Staff Writer

The first part of Sam Jacobs’ Eagle Scout project has commenced.

The Otsego High School freshman is challenging local churches to take part in a month-long food drive to benefit Christian Neighbors, the local food pantry and helping agency, beginning Sunday, March 1, and continuing through the five Sundays in March.

“I’ve helped Christian Neighbors with my church, the Otsego United Methodist Church, food drive for the past four years,” Jacobs said. “I’ve always loved to help them and thought I could help again by putting together this amazing and massive food drive.”

As of now three churches are participating in the drive through the month.

The second part of the project takes Jacobs and his scout troop to Christian Neighbors to construct an outdoor food donation collection box.

“The box is needed because after-hours donations sometimes get left by the garage door where they can be taken or damaged by the weather,” said Jacobs.

Currently in his fifth year of Boy Scouts, he said he has stayed with the program because he loves it.

“It is a fun program that gets young boys involved with outdoor skills and activities and exemplifies what a young person should be,” said Jacobs.

If anyone or any church is interested in donating, contact Jacobs at JLFRSL3@char ter.net.

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