Scouts From Pack 125 Collect Food To Support Palm Beach Harvest

Scouts Hunter Aronson and Xavier Harpel show off their donations with co-leader Adrienne Aronson.

Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 125, sponsored by the Wellington Rotary Club, were given a challenge this year from their Cubmaster Stephanie King — a “Year of Giving.” She tasked her scouts to find a charity to support as a means of giving back.

For the month of April, first graders in Tiger Den 4, led by Mike Webb, chose to support Palm Beach Harvest, a nonprofit, community-based organization of volunteers who collect and transport surplus food to distribution centers throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach Harvest utilizes volunteers who donate their time to rescue more than seven million pounds of food every year. Community gardens are set up to provide additional produce to create the opportunity for the community to learn how to grow additional food for themselves. Where hungry adults and children find food and shelter, Palm Beach Harvest provides nutritious, hot meals, feeding people with acquired surplus, as well as food grown or sold at wholesale or retail.

Palm Beach Harvest is not only a food bank, but they also deliver food directly to the homes of those who are food insecure. In addition, they serve as the county’s “bread basket,” supporting several other food banks throughout Florida and in storm-ravaged areas. Learn more at

The scouts were very proud to have collected a total of 116 individual items or six full boxes of food to help their community.