Youth and adult volunteers will visit Kuna neighborhoods this weekend, collecting donations for the Kuna Food Bank. The annual event, Scouting for Food, is Saturday, Nov. 9.
If a Scouting for Food donation bag was left at your home last weekend or earlier this week, fill it with nonperishable food and leave it on your doorstep by 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their adult leaders, along with the Pathfinders youth group (from the Kuna Seventh Day Adventist Church) and the Girl Scouts, will pick up your donations and deliver them to the food bank.
Suggested donations include cereal, pasta, peanut butter and the following canned foods: meat, fish, soup, beef stew, chili, fruit, vegetables, and milk; no glass jars, and don’t forget to check expiration dates.
Scouting for Food is Kuna Food Bank’s main source of donations, according to a news release. Last year, the scouts collected more than 14,000 lbs, the release said.
The Kuna Food Bank distributes annually about 35,000 lbs of emergency food to about 700 families (roughly 3,000 people) in the Kuna School District, the release said.
If your donation is missed, you can put it in the Troop 181 Food Barrel at the Albertsons entrance, 700 E. Avalon St., or call the Kuna Food Bank at 208-922-4745 (ext. 1) to make drop-off or pickup arrangements.