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Boy Scouts Collect Food for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Posted: Updated: Oct 27, 2012 07:14 PM EDT

The shelves at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are better stocked Saturday night thanks to the hard work of Boy Scouts.

Nearly 500 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts spent Saturday collecting food door-to-door for their "Scout for Food" event. The kids delivered thousands of flyers about the Scouting for Food Donation Drive last weekend and then picked up the collections Saturday.

It's a nation-wide event to help fill the shelves of food banks and raise awareness about the needs of hungry families.

Abe Granger, one of the Boy Scouts, said, "It would be really nice if people could give food to the food bank for people who are needy. And because people really need it when the storm comes or something and they lose all their food, [when] the power goes out in the fridge and stuff."

The group hopes to bring in 20,000 pounds of food this year.

Click here to find out how you can donate to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

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