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The Lemoore Boy Scouts' annual food drive collects anywhere from 3,000-10,000 items.

Contributed by Lionel Garza

LEMOORE — If you live in Lemoore, you might notice after 4 p.m. Saturday that there is a white bag on your door.

If you check the note attached to the bag there will be information about the Boy Scout’s food drive happening Feb. 10 in front of the Kmart from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jeff Costa, a spokesman for Cub Scout troop 480, said the boys will be putting bags on the front door of Lemoore homes this Saturday. They will return in a week to collect the bags. They ask that you donate non-perishable, non-expired and unused foods for the drive.

This is a joint effort among Cub Scout troops 402, 461 and 480. Costa said the food drive has been a tradition for the Boy Scouts in Lemoore for around 30 years. It was started in the late 1980s, former Scoutmaster Jerry Jones said. It began as a national event for Boy Scouts and now is a local event.

In addition to picking up bags of food at home, the boys will accept donations at Kmart.

The food stays in Lemoore to help the community, Jones said.

“Generally in February, the fields are wet and there is not much work to do so the food bank gets low,” Jones said. “You go in, the shelves are almost bare and we fill them with food.”

After sorting and counting the number of donations. The boys will load them up and take them to Lemoore Christian Aid.

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