"Scouting for Food" program helping the Idaho Foodbank statewide

Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 12:47:41-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boy Scouts of America are helping the hungry in Idaho. This weekend, Boy Scouts will be out collecting food for the "Scouting for Food" program.

Because of rising heating costs and other winter expenses, a spokesperson for the Idaho Foodbank says the donations are coming in at the perfect time.

"If you didn't get a bag, you can just use one of your own bags and put some food in that and it can be delivered to the Scouting Office, which is on Franklin or to our brand new location in Meridian off Commercial Court," said Carlyn Blake, development manager of the Idaho Foodbank.

You are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items out for the Scouts this Saturday. They will be picking up donations starting at 9 a.m.

There are also several locations you can drop off in person, those are listed below:

  • Boise: Scouting Office 8901 W. Franklin Rd
  • Meridian: The Idaho Foodbank – 3630 E. Commercial Court
  • McCall: Heartland Hunger Resource Center, 556 Deinhard Ln
  • Mountain Home: 585 N. 3rd St. East
  • Payette: Western Idaho Community Action Programs (WICAP) – 540 S. 16th, Suite 105
  • Twin Falls: Mustard Seed Ministries – 736 Main Ave N
  • Wood River: Blaine County Hunger Coalition – 121 Honeysuckle St, Bellevue

Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at those locations.