The Scouts will be at your doorstep Saturday.

The annual "Scouting for Food" drive begins at 9 a.m. Saturday when 50,000 Utah Scouts and the Utah National Guard collect bags of donated food from homes across most of the state.The event is the largest food drive for Utah's hungry each year. In 1997, more than 500,000 pounds of food were donated along the Wasatch Front. This year, organizers hope to collect 1 million pounds across the state.

Last Saturday, Scouts distributed bags to homes in all parts of the state except the northern region, north of Kaysville. Those in participating communities are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable and commercially canned and packaged goods and leave them on their doorstep Saturday morning.

The food will be taken to the Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries for distribution.

Food collected in outlying areas will remain in those communities for distribution.

Both the Great Salt Lake and Utah National Parks Boy Scout councils are participating in the event. The Trapper Trails council, which extends from Kaysville to the Idaho and Wyoming borders is not participating in this drive.