The High Plains Food Bank is seeing a greater need for food donations due in part to last month's wildfire. The food drive couldn't have come at a better time for the non-profit group.
Local boys scouts did their part to help give back to those less fortunate during the annual "Scouting for Food Drive."
A little over 8,000 pounds of food were collected through their door to door efforts today.
The food will be sent out to over 100 charitable agencies and churches in our area.
Broc Carter from the High Plains Food Banks says, "Last year we are coming off a year of 65% growth and distribution. Last year we had 7.2 million pounds. Our warehouse is very empty. We don't have a lot of donations coming in. So events like his are very important to us."
Cub Scouts Pack 25 Member, Nolan Gimple walked away from the food drive with a good feeling in his heart. He says, "It makes me feel pretty good. The fact that I could be saving quite a few people lives. I"m really happy for these people who are making this possible and donating to the food bank. "
His father believes today's event will help the scouts become better human beings.
Dallas Gimple, says "I mean it's the boys that are helping out the less fortunate people. That's what we want to instill in them. Teach them there are a lot of people worse off than they are."
If you didn't get a chance to donate today, you still have an opportunity, the High Plains Food Bank will be collecting donations at all Amarillo United Supermarkets throughout this weekend.