Local Resident's Food Drive Gathers Over 15,000 Lbs Of Food

  • 10/6/2017 5:02:58 PM
  • Sartaj Aujla
  • Local News

BUCYRUS, OH - A local eagle scout decided to help out with hurricane relief efforts and aid local pantries by holding his very own food drive. 

Kenneth Fernandez, a senior at Colonel Crawford High School, started his food drive project in May. He started by passing out brown bags and flyers door-to-door to inspire the local community to help. Donation boxes were also made and placed at various locations in Galion, Crestline, Shelby, North Robinson, New Washington, and Bucyrus. Fernandez started with a goal of 100 bags of food. 

His final tally turned out to be much, much more. 

A final total of 1,548 bags were collected. The weight of all the food totaled 15,183 pounds. 

"I was really surprised," Fernandez said. "Our house was packed full of food."

Food was loaded onto trucks to be sent to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief. Ken also visited different food pantries in the local area.

Kenneth was surprised and humbled to see the outpouring of support the community has shown. 

"It's just amazing to see the outpouring reponse." Fernandez said. "I can't thank you enough."

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