As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. Scouting for Food is a food-collection drive where Scouts get out into their neighborhoods and collect food items to be delivered to families in need. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns.
Between the dates of February 3, 2024, and February 10, 2024, Scouts will distribute door hangers to local homes in their community to let them know about the drive.
On February 10, 2024, Scouts will revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is then delivered to food banks across the districts. If your unit does not have a food bank to distribute the food to, then please contact your district lead for food bank options in your area.
Door hangers will be available starting Monday, January 4th to pick up from each district’s leadership, monthly roundtables or from the council office (office pick-up should be considered the 3rd of the 3 options). Emails will be sent out to registered units once door hangers are available for pick-up with information about how and when to pick them up.
Please record what houses are visited with the door hangers to ensure every home is revisited to collect food on February 11, 2024.
After each unit delivers food to a local food bank, record unit and individual scout participation. Record your success through this link:
Each district has identified several food banks for you (see attached “Food Pantry Locations” list for addresses and hours of operation). If you plan to take collected food to another location not listed, please check their hours of operation and capacity. When you report your success to council, make sure to include where the food was delivered.
Yours in Scouting spirit,
Council Scouting for Food Advisor