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Local Scout seeking food drive donations

SHUEYVILLE– A local Scout is pursing his Eagle Scout project while helping others.
Colton Valenta, a member of St. Paul’s Church and Scout Troop # 37, supported by Shueyville Methodist Church, is seeking donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the Mission of Hope on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids. Valenta is asking for non-perishable items to be donated in boxes in area Fareway stores or at the following churchs: St. Paul’s Methodist; St. James Methodist; Trinity Methodist; Vineyard Church; First Lutheran Church; St. Stephen’s Lutheran; and the Shueyville Methodist Church.
Donations will be accepted through Sept. 17.
An Eagle Scout award is the highest honor that a Scout can earn.  Eagle Scout projects must demonstrate a Scout’s leadership skills while benefiting a school, community, or church. Colton chose his project while working with his church’s youth group to serve meals at the Mission of Hope.
To follow Colton’s progress, go to the facebook page, Valenta’s mission of hope food drive.