WILLIAMSPORT -- Boy Scouts are known for serving their communities in a variety of ways, including the Scouting for Food drive that usually is held in the fall. For the past few years, Troop 17 in Williamsport has done its food drive in the spring, when there's a greater need at the Williamsport Food Bank.
Jay Lauver, a volunteer with Troop 17, said the Harvest Hoedown in Williamsport and the Bags of Plenty food drive bring in donations for the local food pantry in the fall.
"We found ourselves competing ... and felt we weren't being as effective as we could be," Lauver said.
Troop 17 Boy Scouts, with the help of local Cub Scouts, will deliver bags and fliers to Williamsport and the surrounding community on Saturday, then return April 5 to collect food. Lauver said Scouts in the past have collected as many as 200 bags of food for the local food bank.