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Southeast Idaho massive food drive set for Saturday

This weekend, kids will be coming to your door, but not for candy. Instead, they will be asking for canned food nonperishable items.

The Boy Scouts of America Grand Teton Council will once again be collecting food donations as part of their Scouting for Food drive in Eastern Idaho. Saturday morning, Scouts will comb the neighborhoods all around Southeast Idaho, picking up canned foods and other non-perishable items. You can participate by leaving a bag of non-perishable food outside of your door.

Dan Deakin, District Director of the Grand Teton Council, Boy Scouts of America, has been a part of this organization for over 15 years. He says this is one of his favorite events of the year. “This drive doesn’t benefit the scouts, we’re not getting any benefit from it. This is pure service to the poor and the needy and the hungry in our community. And, that’s why we do it. It’s a wonderful feeling.”

The food bank in Pocatello is low in protein-based foods. Sharing canned meat and beans would be ideal to meet their demand.

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