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Local Boy Scouts participate in Miami Valley's largest single day food drive

Local Boy Scouts participate in Miami Valley's largest single day food drive (WKEF/WRGT)

ENON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Boy Scouts of America conducted their annual Scouting for Food food drive across the nation on Saturday, and here in the Miami Valley, it's the largest single day food drive around.

This year, close to 2,500 Scouts through Tecumseh Council Boy Scouts participated in the food drive in Clark, Greene, Clinton, Champaign, and Logan counties.

Four different units from the Boy Scouts as well as the Greenon High School Band came out to Enon to collect food donations.

Every year, the Scouts collect food to deliver to local food pantries.

Days before the drive, local Scouts in uniform went door to door, leaving green door hangers with instructions on what kinds of food they accept.

Saturday morning, those who wanted to make a food donation were to leave a bag or two of food at the end of their driveways for the Scouts and band members to come pick up.

Last year, the Tecumseh Council Boy Scouts collected 54,000 pounds of food, and were hoping to collect 60,000 pounds this year.

The Enon location said they expect to collect 2,500 to 3,000 pounds of donations.

They plan the food drive for when food pantry supplies are typically getting low.

Troop 17, Pack 36, Venture Crew 444, and American Heritage Troop Ohio 3617

Pack 36 Den Leader Rob Alexander said they have been participating in the drive for years.

FOX 45 spoke with members of the band as well.

One band member said that there will always be hungry people in need, "Every year, it's nice to be able to bring this in and know that some people aren't going to spend the night hungry."

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