Omaha ‘Scouting for Food’ drive brings in donations of nonperishable food

Multiple Omaha-area organizations went door to door and gathered food donations from Target stores on Saturday, with the goal of collecting 130,000 items for the Food Bank for the Heartland.

The United Way of the Midlands, the Boy Scouts of America, Werner Enterprises and Target stores partnered for Scouting for Food.

The drive for nonperishable food items started at 8 a.m. as Scouts picked up donations at the end of area driveways. Scout members also accepted donations at the food bank and three local Targets.

Earlier this year, organizers collected 70,000 food items during another food drive, and they wanted to hit a total of 200,000 items to meet the community’s needs during the ongoing pandemic.

That prompted Saturday’s food drive.

Brayton Hagge of the United Way said Saturday evening that organizers had not yet tallied the number of items collected.

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