Boy Scouts collect more than 2.1 million food items for needy

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 17 at 12:01 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Thousands of Boy Scouts around the St. Louis area volunteered Saturday to help the hungry.

It was pickup day for the annual Scouting for Food Drive.

Scouts dropped off a plastic bag at resident’s doors last weekend and picked them up full of canned and non-perishable food items Saturday.

All donations will be distributed to hungry families in the bi-state region.

“It feels really nice, it’s like people are being really generous,” said scout David Borgmeyer, “It makes you feel good to see people being generous and be a part of helping the community.”

So far 2.1 million food items have been collected and Boy Scout officials said they are still counting into Saturday night.

    

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