WASHINGTON -- With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, some local Boy Scouts gave back by "scouting for food".

Over 8,000 pounds of food was collected today, thanks to the combined efforts of the Boy Scouts, the Safeway Foundation and WUSA9.

Troop #150, out of Annandale, VA was up early today going to over 4,000 houses in Fairfax County. Generous residents left out bags of canned goods and toiletries that will go to a nearby food bank. Boy Scouts went door to door today to 37 different sections to pick up the donated items.

Troop 150 is the oldest boy scout troop in Fairfax County, and more than 70 people came out today to feed those that need it the most.

"It's on of my favorite events in the whole year. I get to see my scouts out in community with a smile on and making such a huge impact. It's one of my favorites of the whole year," said Todd Bolick, and assistant scout master with Troop 150.

Tomorrow, the scouts will continue their community service by placing flags on the gravestones of fallen veterans at the Annandale United Methodist Church cemetery.