This will be the first major food drive since the pantry moved into its new state-of-the-art facility, and Willhite expects that the operation of moving the tons of food collected Friday into the pantry will go smoother than it's ever gone.
Scouts will be able to unload their donations into huge boxes, which will then be moved into the building on pallets.
In addition to the pantry's regular volunteers, they will receive help from Boy Scout troops, the Order of the Arrow and five Weber State University students working on a community service project.
Willhite said that this year the pantry especially needs such items as sugar and cooking oil, and personal care items like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste and diapers.
Utah Food Bank officials expect donations statewide to reach more than a million pounds of food.
The food collected over the weekend will help keep the Bountiful pantry stocked throughout the summer.