Boy Scouts from the Sam Houston Area Council are teaming up this weekend with Souper Bowl of Caring to collect food throughout the city this weekend.

The council said an estimated 12,000 scouts and their leaders will be collecting food and delivering it to local pantries.

The cub scouts said they were prepared for a morning of service.

"It's important to me because I get to help other people that really need food," said Xavier Medinger, a cub scout.

Residents who received a door hanger last Saturday were encouraged to place non-perishable items outside their doors by Saturday morning.

The scouts headed out to pick up canned food donations that people left on their porches.

"In cub scouts, one of our biggest goals is to help serve and help other people," said Ericka Medinger of Cub Master Pack 1127.

The scouts will deliver all donations directly to food pantries served by the Houston Food Bank, Montgomery County Food Bank and Brazos Valley Food Bank.

There was, however, a little bit of friendly competition going on as well on Saturday.

"We have a small wager, that the winning den that gets the most food gets to have a pizza party."

The council said the door-to-door effort is supported by Papa John's Pizza of Houston.