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Boy Scouts food collection up 45% this year

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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:09 pm | Updated: 3:26 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The annual Boy Scouts food drive brought in 45 percent more food to United Food Bank this year, according to food bank officials.

The East Valley Boy Scouts collected more than 147,600 pounds of food, surpassing last year's record of just more than 101,000 pounds.

The drive was held on Feb. 6, but food continued to arrive at United Food Bank several weeks after the main event, officials said.

Using national averages, the food collected by the Boy Scouts was enough to feed more than 115,000 people, according to the United Food Bank.

United Food Bank is a community-based, private nonprofit that provides hunger relief and food assistance in areas including eastern Maricopa County.

For information, visit www.unitedfoodbank.org.

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