Saturday, 12 November 2016. Gathering at 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning may be a challenge for some but not for all. Over two dozen students gathered with a few adults at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat to go out into the community to collect food to begin the fall food drives. This event was sponsored by Scout Troop 310 but truly was a community event because of the student involvement.
In less than two hours, food was collected, checked for expiration dates, and sorted by type. Food drives at Will Rogers Elementary and the BFDC High School typically add to this so that the needs of those who might otherwise go without are met. Participation of the students not only made the tasks of the morning go quickly, it is also training in service and helps to promote compassion in the generations to come.