There are 58,000 food-insecure people in Ada County, including 18,000 children. In Canyon County the number is 32,400 people, including 14,700 children.
Scouting for Food, the Treasure Valley’s second largest annual food drive, is a good way to help those families. The drive is set for Saturday, Nov. 9. Boy Scouts from across the region will be out to collect the food hungry Idahoans will need this winter.
All donors have to do is leave bags of canned food donations near their front doors on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Scouts will pick up starting at 8 a.m.
Here are some of the most-needed items: canned fruits and vegetables, packaged grains, pantry staples (canola or other cooking oils, whole wheat or all-purpose flour, etc.), shelf-stable dairy (boxed or canned) and personal-care items (toilet paper and so on).
Will you help?
Anyone whose donation is not picked up by noon can take it to one of these locations:
The Idaho Foodbank……3562 S. TK Ave., Boise
Boy Scout Office……8901 W. Franklin Rd., Boise
Albertsons……17th and State streets, Boise
Lowell Scott Middle School……13600 McMillan, Meridian
Meridian Food Bank……133 W. Broadway, Meridian
Star Outreach……10775 W. State St., Star
El-Ada……585 N. 3rd St. East, Mountain Home
Emmett Friendship Coalition……100 W. 4th St., Emmett
Ray’s Corner……445 Highway 55, Horseshoe Bend
Nampa 1st Church of the Nazarene……601 16th Ave. South, Nampa
Kuna Community Food Pantry……260 W. 4th St., Kuna
Middleton united Methodist Church……104 E. Main St., Middleton
Salvation Army……1015 E. Chicago St., Caldwell
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church…1122 W. Linden St, Caldwell
Oasis Food Pantry…615 S 13th Ave., Caldwell
Help Them to Hope…98 S. Oregon St., Ontario
Donors can also drop food at the Foodbank any time.
Boise: 3562 S. TK Ave., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pocatello: 555 S. 1st Ave., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lewiston: 3600 E. Main St., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Congratulations to the Tendoy District of the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts for a most successful drive in the Pocatello area. On Oct. 20, the Scouts gathered 37,000 pound of food.
Scouting for Food in the Treasure Valley is generously sponsored by Ore-Idaho Council of BSA, Camille Beckman, CWI Professional Truck Driving Program, Hilex Poly and The Idaho Foodbank.