On Saturday, the Shawnee local Boy Scouts of America troops will go door-to-door throughout Shawnee, distributing plastic bags — complete with instructional flyers — as part of its annual Scouting for Food event.

On Saturday, the Shawnee local Boy Scouts of America troops will go door-to-door throughout Shawnee, distributing plastic bags — complete with instructional flyers — as part of its annual Scouting for Food event.

Canadian Valley's District Executive for Boy Scouts of America, Steven Choate said area Boy Scouts are asking the community to donate by filling the bags with non-perishable items.

The following Saturday — on Nov. 11 — Boy Scouts will return to these same neighborhoods between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. to gather any bags that have been placed on door steps for pickup. Residents are asked to have all donations ready for pickup before 8 a.m.

Uniformed Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will collect, sort and box the donations for local delivery.

“The items will be delivered to the Community Market,” Choate said.

Danial Matthews, executive director for the Pottawatomie County Community Market, said he is very excited to partner with the Boy Scouts on the food drive this year.

“The Boy Scouts have such a rich history of helping in the community,” Matthews said. “We are thankful for all the time and effort they will put in helping us fight hunger this year.”

Choate said offerings also may be taken by donors to a drop box across the street from the Oklahoma Veterans Memorial at Woodland Park between 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday while a service in honor of Veterans Day is being hosted at 11:11 a.m. at the memorial.