Boy Scouts collect more than 2 million food items

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(KTVI)- Food pantry shelves are still struggling to stay filled across the nation and as they do every year the Boy Scouts of America have stepped up to help.  Boy Scouts across the St. Louis area spent Saturday working the 29th annual Scouting for Food collection.

So far, 2.1 million items of donated food has been counted in 2013. That does not include the canned and other non-perishable food items dropped off at Saturday night’s St. Louis Blues game.

In 2012, Scouting for Food collected 2 million food items.

In St. Louis City and County, Scouts take all food donations to local fire stations to be boxed up. It is then transported to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

If you'd still like to donate, you can deliver food items to any Regions Bank branch from Nov. 18-22.

Residents whose bags were missed Saturday can call 314-361-0600 or visit to find a collection site.

Scouting For Food started in St. Louis in 1985 and has since caught on to other Boy Scout councils around the nation.

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