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Scouts collect more than 10 tons of food for Greater Berks Food Bank

Published On: Nov 11 2013 12:34:03 PM CST

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. -

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts around the region had their hands full this weekend.

They took part in the 27th annual Scouting for Food event, going door to door to collect donations for the Greater Berks Food Bank.

The scouts collected 53,141 pounds of food, which will be distributed to people in need throughout Berks, Schuylkill and western Montgomery counties, according to Doug Long, of the Greater Berks Food Bank.

The collection, Long said, was "an improvement from last year."