Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. Started in 1985 here in the St. Louis area, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country. Did you know more than 43 million items have been collected since 1985?
Each year, our Scouts, leaders, and parents collect approximately two million items that serves approximately 500 pantries within the Greater St. Louis Area Council, which includes the St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri, and southern Illinois. This annual collection meets a four-month demand for food.
Bag Distribution Day - November 10, 2012
Bag Collection Day - November 17, 2012
For most districts, your unit's collection bags are distributed at October Roundtables. Your district's Scouting for Food participation chairman provides the territory information you will be asked to cover. Please recruit leaders and parents to cover your unit's territory.
Need promotion ideas? How do I mobilize my unit? Check out the Unit Leader Kit (link coming soon) distributed at October leader Roundtables.
To learn more about hunger in our area, visit the St. Louis Food Bank's website, www.stlfoodbank.org.
What items are most needed in our community? See what a "perfect bag" might look like.
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