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The Somerset food drive filled the back of a truck with roughly 2,200 pounds of food that was donated to the Somerset Area Food Pantry.

Scout project paves the way for annual summer food drive

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When he found out the Somerset Area Food Pantry ran dry in the summers, Boy Scout Tylper Kupczak decided to do something about it.

Kupczak planned an annual Somerset Food Drive as his Eagle Scout Project. The drive, held on July 21 in the Somerset Royal Credit Union parking lot, brought 2,200 pounds of food and $1,300 to the Somerset Area Food Pantry.

"It was definitely a rewarding feeling when we delivered the food," said Kupczak. "I couldn't stop smiling for a while."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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