by Susan O’Neill
Sugar Groveâ€”Cub Scout Danny McCully and about 40 of his fellow Scouts and family members packed enough food on Saturday to feed 73 children for a year. Cub Scout pack 347, based in Sugar Grove and Montgomery, worked at the Feed my Starving Children facility in Aurora, packing 26,568 meals to send to malnourished children in Haiti, countries in Africa and other places where children are starving.
Before they filled the 123 boxes of meals, the boys watched a video that showed children who have been helped through the Feed My Starving Children organization. Danny’s dad, Terry McCully, said the video featured a boy who was similar in age to 9-year-old Danny.
â€œHe was skin-and-bones, and he weighed only about 20 pounds,â€ Terry said.
After three months of eating the meals, consisting of chicken, rice, veggies and soy and high in protein, the boy looked just like a regular boy, Danny said.
Most of this food will go to Haiti, fellow pack member Kyle Hammond said. Haiti has always been one of the countries that the food packets have been sent. Kyle said that with the recent earthquake, the food was especially needed there now.
Kyle said that he and the other boys had fun packing the food, and he thinks the children will be happy when they receive the food.
â€œIt’s not really hard work,â€ Danny said. â€œYou help people across the world.â€
For more information about Feed My Starving Children, visit the website at www.fmsc.org.
Photo: Cub Scouts from pack 347 help pack enough food to feed 73 children for a year. The group travelled to the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora, packing up 25,568 meals to send to Haiti, Africa and other places where children are starving.