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Scouting for Food


Scouting for Food is the BSA's largest one-day food drive, raising 15 percent of area food pantries' yearly supply and feeding the hungry in the community for three months.  The 2016 Scouting for Food is November 19, 2016.

Scouting for Food is the BSA's largest one-day food drive, raising 15 percent of area food pantries' yearly supply and feeding the hungry in the community for three months.

The campaign is launched on "Bag Distribution Day" when Boy Scouts distribute plastic bags to residences in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and southern Illinois. The Scouts return to residences on the following week, "Bag Collection Day," to retrieve the bags filled with donated non-perishable items.

In the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County, the items are boxed and sent to the St. Louis Area Food Bank for distribution to more than 480 food pantries in the St. Louis area. Outside of the city and county, the donated items are distributed directly to pantries.

Within 48 hours of the Scouts' pick-up, the donations will be on pantry shelves ready to feed the needy.

 

Contact your District Scouting for Food chair for more information on where your crew can help out.

 

More information online on Facebook and the GSLAC website about Scouting for Food.

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