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By Madeline Coats
Editor, Mill Creek Beacon 

Eagle Scout collects boxes of cereal for local families


Last updated 1/2/2020 at 12:13am

Jared Berks’ Eagle Scout project was to collect 200 boxes of cereal to support the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. So far, however, the 13-year-old has accumulated more than 1,100 donations from friends and relatives across the country. 

The 1,100 boxes equates to 11 weeks of breakfasts for local families. He had cereal mailed to him from Texas, Utah, California, and Georgia.

“There is pretty much no stop to the cereal,” Berks said. 

Berks was volunteering at the Mill Creek Community Food Bank when he noticed the serious lack of cereal being provided to families. He learned that the...

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