Mooresville Girl Scout Troop #13179 had a great time and worked hard to give back to the community by receiving and sorting donated food to send to the Mooresville Christian Mission. Pictured (from left) are Alivia, Andie, Emmalyn, Willow, and Adeline.

Special to Iredell Free News

Girl Scout Troop #13179 participated in Mooresville’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 14. The nationwide effort provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to help put food on the table.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive. To participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, residents were encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery.

Mooresville’s Girl Scout Service Unit has helped with this event for over 30 years. Scouts of all ages gather at Central United Methodist Church to help sort food for the Mooresville Christian Mission as the mail carriers arrive with the donations. Family members and siblings are also welcomed to attend and help as well.

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