Once a year Scouting units across the region come together to perform the same service on the same day.
In 2015 this resulted in almost 500,000 pounds of non-perishable food being collected for local pantries. We hope to collect even more in 2016!
This year Scouting for Food will take place on the first two weekends of November.
November 5: Scouts canvas their neighborhoods with door hangers. These door hangers explain Scouting for Food’s purpose and ask households to place a bag of non-perishable food items by their doors the following Saturday for pick up.
November 12: Pick Up Day! Scouts return to the houses they left door hangers with the previous week and pick up the bags of food. They take the food to a drop off point where it’s weighed and added to others. At the end of the day the units distribute the food to local pantries and food banks.