Levi Jenkins, a member of Boy Scout Troup No. 140 in Gardnerville, single-handedly made a large donation to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet this week. The young man, approximately 12 years old, took on a service project that was geared to help others. Levi came to the food closet and interviewed assistant director Donna Kurtz to find out what they needed most to be donated. He was told that canned food goods and especially, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex) are needed. A tour of the facility and explanation of the food distribution program was explained.
Four days later, young Levi delivered 443 pounds of donated food and paper good items. To accomplish this he composed a letter to fellow church members and then went door to door to collect the items.
Director Eileen Boettiger said, "If one kid can do this much, just think what others could do."
She was extremely impressed by his personal effort and commitment to perform this service. Levi Jenkins is someone who stepped up and made a great difference with one gesture of generosity. The Food Closet wishes to thank him for his effort and success. The food and paper products are much appreciated.
Donations of food are accepted at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. Call 782-3711 for information.