Boy Scouts of America hosting "Scouting for Food" Saturday to benefit The Idaho Foodbank

Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 09:45:46-05

BOISE, Idaho — This weekend, you can help make the holidays a little brighter and help fight hunger in Idaho with a simple donation.

Boy Scouts of America is hosting "Scouting for Food" on Saturday, November 9. All donations go back to the community through The Idaho Foodbank. This year's goal is to provide 100,000 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 83,000 meals to hungry families and individuals in Idaho.

Local scouts will collect donations placed in a special bag on doorsteps across the Treasure Valley, with target areas in the Boise Metro, Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell. The donation bags are provided by Boy Scouts, or you can use a plastic grocery bag, paper bag, or box and simply place it on your doorstep. Donations will be picked up starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and delivered to The Ore-Ida Scout Service Center on West Franklin Road in Boise.

High demand items to donate include: canned meats and fish, canned meals (soup, stew, chili, etc.), whole grain pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grain cereals, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned milk, 100% fruit juice and/or vegetable juices, canned tomato products and pasta sauces, canola or other cooking oils, whole wheat or all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.

Items in glass containers are not accepted. Food that does not require refrigeration is appreciated. Food can also be dropped off at The Idaho Foodbank or the Boy Scout Office.

For more information, click here. For options on where to donate in your area, click here.