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Oct 23 2016

Scouting for Food Drive

img_1646The Blackfoot Community Food Pantry along with SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) received thousands of canned and dry goods on Saturday, October 15th.  Boy Scouts from the area went to the doors of homes throughout the community picking up food items that families had left on their doorsteps.

The food was then consolidated in central locations, sorted by food type, and hauled to the Food Pantry where it was unloaded and stacked.  Volunteers at the Pantry, including scouting leaders, helped to further sort the food items and then boxed it and stored it for use throughout the year.

A big thanks goes to the Boy Scouts of America and to the local scouts and leaders in our community who organized this massive effort.  Of course none of it would be possible without the generous donations of each family in the community who left a bag of food on their doorstep!  We live in a great place and recognize the kindness of those who shared their food with others who might be less fortunate.

This food drive provides the largest influx of food items for both CDT and SEICAA during the year and both organizations are grateful for the help in both food and labor provided.

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