Posted on November 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Saturday, Oct 19 at 7:52 PM
(KMOV.com) -- Boy Scouts will be out in St. Louis on Saturday in an effort to collect food items for the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
On November 12th, approximately 30,000 Scouts distributed more than one-million bags to area residents in an effort to collect food donations for the needy. On Thursday, Scouts were invited to visit the County Executive Charlie Dooley's office to pick up the first donations for this year.
On Saturday, Scouts hope to collect hundreds of thousands of bags of donated food.
The Boy Scouts of America have participated in the drive for years. The drive provides a three-month supply of nutritious food for a network of more than 500 food pantries.
St. Louis County company, Sunset Transportation, Inc., will transport the food from fire stations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Local fire stations are serving as collection sites for the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.