Area residents are encouraged to participate Saturday in Utah's 27th Annual Scouting for Food drive.
Boy Scouts are delivering bags to area homes this week.
Each residence is encouraged to fill the bag with commercially packaged, nonperishable food items, and leave the bag on the doorstep by 9 a.m. Saturday.
That morning, Boy Scouts will go door to door collecting the filled bags.
"We rely on this one day for the food we need for the entire year," said Marci Valdez, director of Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah.
"This drive brings in a lot of food for agencies that are working really hard to help people with their basic needs," Valdez said.
She said, in Weber County all food collected goes to Catholic Community Services, Your Community Connection, the Salvation Army and Ogden Rescue Mission.
In Davis County, the Family Connection Center and Bountiful Community Food Pantry are benefactors of the drive.
Valdez said the effort that goes out during the Boy Scout food drive each year amazes her.
"Think of how many people put out bags of food on that day, how many Boy Scouts get involved and what our food bank looks like at the end of the day, throughout the entire state," Valdez said.
According to a release by Utah's Catholic Community Services, "This year is even more exciting because the Feinstein Foundation will match all donations through March and April."
This year marks the 16th Feinstein Challenge, for which Alan Shawn Feinstein has committed to match America's donations to help end the fight against hunger.
To learn more about the Feinstein Challenge go to feinsteinfoundation.org.