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Annual Holiday Food Drive Is More Important This Year Than Ever For Idaho Boy Scouts

Lynda Giddens
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For over 25 years, the Boy Scouts of America have been hosting a holiday food drive called “Scouting for Food." Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive looks a little different. But the Idaho Foodbank is still counting on the scouts to continue their annual tradition and bring in a bunch of donated food. 

Joining Idaho Matters to talk about this event is Carlyn Blake, the development manager for the Idaho Foodbank. If you want to drop off a donation and didn't receive a bag from the Boy Scouts, Blake says you can reuse any paper grocery bag. Fill it with shelf-stable foods like canned veggies, fruit and whole grain bread and pasta and drop it off at one of these locations. 
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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.