When the Kiolbassa company donated sausages to Boy Scout Troop 142, their intent was to support the scout’s fundraising efforts. The Scouts would prepare and sell sausage wraps and hot chocolate to the patrons of Frisco’s Merry Main Street to raise funds to support the troop’s activities which include summer camp and a high adventure trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Those plans fizzled with a weather forecast of freezing temperatures and heavy rain. Merry Main Street, an outdoor event, was canceled leaving the troop with 700 sausages and no one to sell them to.
Troop 142 jumped into action to adapt and adjust their plans. “It was easy. They (The Samaritan Inn) needed the sausages more than we did. So we gave it to them,” said Jonathan Lis, Boy Scout.
On Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, the Troop loaded the outdoor freezers with their sausage donation.
Jason Gally, Executive Chef of the Samaritan Inn, was thrilled. “Just imagine these sausages in frittatas, in gumbo, next to macaroni and cheese. Our residents will love them!” He emphasized that protein donations were especially useful.
The Scouts relished knowing their donation would be used in so many ways. Scout Ben Hennel said, “We would have sold these sausages at Merry Main Street to people who had homes to go to. Now, these sausages are feeding the homeless.”
Heather Molsbee, assistant program director at The Samaritan Inn, graciously thanked Troop 142 for their donation. “This food will do more than feed hungry bodies… It helps teach people to trust in themselves and regain their dignity,” Molsbee said.
“Homeless people are just like anyone else and all people deserve to be treated with the respect.”