This year’s Scouting for Food Drive is quickly approaching. This event is our Council’s largest service project to the community and provides over 130,000 pounds of food to local food shelves.
When and Where do I get Door Hangers?
Door hangers will be distributed at your district’s March and April Roundtables, or requested through your legacy district activities chair.
When is Scouting for Food?
We recommend working around the last Saturday in April. But many units have other dates near this time that work better for them. The door hangers do not reference a date, but do note that donation pick-up will be the following Saturday. It is strongly recommended that you coordinate your unit’s Scouting for Food weekend with neighboring units.
What Else Can Be Collected?
Scouting for Food can collect more than just food. It’s a drive for non-perishable items and could also include toiletries. Another common gift through the Scouting for Food drive are financial donations. Anything collected (food, toiletries, money, etc.) should be tracked and turned in at your local food shelf.
What To Do After Scouting For Food?
Each unit will receive a post card to report your results. This card should be turned back into your local Scouting For Food Chair. During Scouting for Food you should track the pounds of food you collect, the number of Scouts and adults helping, and the number of hours you worked. This is all collected by the Council and reported to the community.
We owe a big thank you our council-wide partner in this effort, the Food Group!, They are instrumental in making sure this event happens every year.