LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Area boy scouts will hit the streets this weekend as part of its largest outreach program to help the area's hungry and they're asking for the public's help.

Each year, thousands of local scouts will drop off notices across Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Illinois on Saturday, November 12 to ask families, churches and businesses to donate food for Dare to Care Food banks. They'll return the following weekend on Saturday, November 19 to pick up the food donations. 

"We actually cover about 64 counties throughout the state of Kentucky, southern Indiana and into northern Tennessee a little bit. So, throughout those 64 counties, we'll have all of our units out hitting all the different houses, hoping to get lots and lots of collections from them," said Alex Hall, District Executive with the Boy Scouts and Staff Adviser for the Scouting for Food Project. 

"It really, really helps us get out into the community and helps those that are most in need."

"They have been a true friend of our food bank for so many years. Very thankful for the food that they're going to be collecting, thankful for the neighbors who are donating it. They're putting a lot of time and effort into this collection. So, just asking our neighbors to remember to give the food, to set it out. This food's really going to go to make an impact on those in our community who are suffering from food malnutrition. We serve hundreds of thousands of people in our community every year and it's about to get cold outside. So, these food donations are really going to make an impact," said Annette Ball, Programs Director for Dare to Care Food Bank.

To make a donation, click here or drop it off to your nearest Kroger store.

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