Scouting for Food - Kuna 2019

Kids and parents from Cub Scout Pack 106 and the Girl Scouts get ready for Scouting for Food, which took place Nov. 9.

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During last week’s Scouting for Food event, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and other volunteers collected more than 15,000 pounds of donated food for the Kuna Community Food Bank.

The scouts and their adult leaders, along with the Pathfinders youth group (from the Kuna Seventh Day Adventist Church) and the Girl Scouts distributed food donation bags throughout Kuna, which they collected Saturday.

This year’s collection was about 1,000 pounds greater than last year’s, according to a news release.

“Thank you Kuna residents for your generosity, and thank you to the awesome volunteers who unpacked and sorted the donations, which will stay in our community,” the release said.

Scouting for Food is Kuna Community Food Bank’s main source of donations. Last year, the scouts collected more than 14,000 pounds.

The Kuna Food Bank distributes annually about 35,000 pounds of emergency food to about 700 families (roughly 3,000 people) in the Kuna School District.

If your donation was missed, call the Kuna Community Food Bank at 208-922-4745 (ext. 1) or put it in the Troop 181 food barrel at the Albertsons entrance, 700 E. Avalon St.

Ryan Suppe is the Meridian reporter for the Idaho Press. Contact him at 208-465-8119. Follow him on Twitter @salsuppe.

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