Utah Boy Scouts collect nearly 2 million pounds of food during annual food drive

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Utah Boy Scouts collected nearly two million pounds of food on Saturday for their annual food drive.

The Boy Scouts of America teamed up with the Utah Food Bank to collect almost two million pounds of food for the 33rd Annual Scouting for Food Drive, where the Scouts went door-to-door throughout Utah neighborhoods, collecting food left on porches for pickup.

Everything collected was brought to a collection center to be redistributed to food banks across the state.

“As we look at the course of the year, we’re coming into the months that are crucial – June, July and August are the most challenging months of the year,” Ginnette Bolt told 2News. “Having the Scouts provide this food right now as we’re preparing for summer is very important.”

More than 180,000 Boy Scouts took part in the food drive. Scouting for Food is one of the largest projects of the year for the Boy Scouts.

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