by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, April 15, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts raised more than 60,000 pounds of food in the fight against hunger.
Hundreds of scouts collected food for the Food Bank of Alaska last weekend.
Scouts went door-to-door collecting food from their neighbors and grocery stores in Anchorage and surrounding areas.
All of the food was loaded onto trailers donated by Pacific Alaska Freightways and brought to the food bank's warehouse for sorting and shelving.
Food Bank of Alaska and its partner agencies say they provide for an estimated 41,200 people annually in the Anchorage area.