New Castle Cub Scouts collecting food donations for LIFT-UP |

New Castle Cub Scouts collecting food donations for LIFT-UP

Members of New Castle Cub Scout Pack 221 distributed bags to every house in New Castle Saturday, and will be back next Saturday to collect perishable food items to be placed in those bags for donation to LIFT-UP.

New Castle Cub Scouts and helpers braved a cool and chilly morning Saturday distributing over 2,000 bags to every door in New Castle for collection of nonperishable food to be donated to LIFT-UP.

Pictured here are some of those who helped, including Kauston Mauer, Loran and Sue Randles, Pat Wild and his two students, Diego Olivia Torres and Dylan Bahena, Fernando Quintero and his brother Fabian Quintero, and Grace Dungog Tritschler and her two sons Skylar and Brice.

Next Saturday, the Scouts will be out again to collect donations. New Castle residents are asked to place the bags in an easy-to-spot location, and to use additional bags and boxes, if necessary.

Frozen meat and fish is also being collected (no prepared meats) for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt. Coolers will be available in front of New Castle City Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11.

In the last two years, New Castle, with a population of 4,600 people, has donated over 39,000 pounds of nonperishable food to LIFT-UP.

Submitted by John Harcourt and the New Castle Cub Scouts, Pack 221.

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