Scouting for Food, one of the largest food donation drives in the Treasure Valley, will take place Saturday, Nov. 12. Boy Scouts from across the region will be out to collect nonperishable food from donors to benefit The Idaho Foodbank.
The Scouts have distributed donation bags in several neighborhoods. But if you didn’t receive a bag, you can call the scout office from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday at 208-376-4411 to arrange for a pick-up.
You can also drop donations at the Scouts’ main office, 8901 W. Franklin Road in Boise, during the same hours.
According to The Idaho Foodbank, an estimated 240,000 food-insecure people — people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from — live in Idaho. That includes more than 83,000 children.
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Here are some of the most-needed items: canned fruits and vegetables, packaged grains, pantry staples (canola or other cooking oils, whole wheat or all-purpose flour, etc.) and shelf-stable dairy (boxed or canned).