There will be no shortage of pumpkin this Thanksgiving for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf community.
That's because of a donation of 98-quart-jars of pumpkin canned in water. The donor was 17-year old Josiah Parker, who decided to take on the project as part of his Eagle Scout badge process. Parker says it was his mom's suggestion and he went with it. The jars and some of the pumpkins were donated by local businesses. The pumpkin is ready to eat or can be used in things like cookies and pies.
"I'm on top of the world right now, the fact that I've done something to help people and bring a happy Thanksgiving to homeless people that's awesome," he said.
We should mention that Josiah's father works at Channel 3.
And there is more need this holiday season. The Food Shelf still needs turkeys. At last count they could use 500 more birds for Thanksgiving.