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Scouting for Food helps feed the hungry in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 6:27 PM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 20:29:11-04

The Boy Scouts of America are helping the hungry in the Treasure Valley. All week scouts have been out collecting food for the "Scouting for Food" program. It's the state's second-largest annual food drive. 

On Saturday, scouts and their families dropped off all the food donations at different locations to give to the Idaho Food Bank. At last check, they've collected 126,000 pounds of food.

"Part of the boy scout's oath is to help other people at all times and it's our job to make that happen. So this is a great opportunity for these Boy Scouts, probably the biggest service project throughout the whole year," said Curtis Conde of The Boy Scouts of America.

A spokesman for the Idaho Food Bank says the donations are coming at the perfect time because of rising heating costs families are facing along with other winter expenses.