Boy Scouts collect nearly 50 tons of food for those in need

Posted at 1:07 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 22:14:16-05

The Idaho Food Bank's second-largest annual food drive, Scouting for Food, was a huge success this year, with boy scouts from all over the region collecting 49 tons of food!

All of the food donated will stay right here in the Treasure Valley to help those who are food-insecure. Organizers say they're grateful for the Boy Scouts' help.

“We very much appreciate the efforts of the Boy Scouts who once again braved the November chill to collect food from the community to feed hungry neighbors,” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “The number of families and seniors who need food assistance this time of year usually grows as a result of added expenses, such as rising heat costs.”

If you missed the food drive and still want to donate, don't worry, you can still donate to the Idaho Food Bank on their website.