This year, the COVID-19 pandemic left many families struggling and essentials like food in even greater demand. This is why Isabelle Chang, a Scout in all-girl Boy Scouts of America Troop 7272, decided to dedicate her Eagle Service Project to benefit RSM Cares Food Pantry in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

RSM Cares currently serves over 250 families every first Wednesday and third Wednesday of the month. It is supported solely on private donations from donors, local churches and businesses. What initially stood out to Isabelle was hearing that RSM Cares’ storage shed had recently been broken into several times on multiple occasions. Additionally, the shed was known to become very hot with the warm Summer temperatures and created a less than ideal environment for food storage.

Isabelle and her Troop decided that something needed to be done to help resolve RSM Cares’ shed issues. Since the food pantry foresees serving even more families in need in the coming months, building a new, larger storage shed seemed to be the most helpful course of action.

Upon hearing the news of Isabelle’s Eagle Service Project, our Team in Orange, CA jumped at the opportunity to help facilitate the project. In the end, Elite was able to donate materials to bring Isabelle’s project to light.

Fast-forward to today, Isabelle and the rest of Troop 7272 have successfully built the new shed for RSM Cares… from scratch! Great job and thank you to our Orange team for getting involved.

“It was so great to see a group of kids doing something positive for the community,” commented Regional Vice President of California, Steve Whipple. “Our Team was very proud to be a part of it.”

For more information about this project and RSM Cares Food Pantry visit belltowerfoundation.org and gofundme.com.