Scouting for Food

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Scouting for Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturers participate in to support their local food pantries and hunger-relief agencies.

 

The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and helped fulfil the need.

 

Check here for updates on this year’s Scouting for Food campaign and learn how you can contribute.

2019 Dates

Door Hanger Drop-Off: Saturday, November 9

Food Pick-Up: Saturday, November 16

If Scouts left a hanger on your door last Saturday, you are asked to put non-perishable food in bags or boxes and leave it on your doorstep by 9 a.m. Saturday for pickup.

All of the food will be donated to local food pantries.

▪  Suggested donations include canned soup, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, and peanut butter in plastic containers. Boxed food is OK, but cans are preferred.

▪  Please do not donate perishable or frozen foods. Also, do not donate items in glass jars.

▪  If you did not receive a door hanger last week, you can take canned food donations to the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America office at 1485 Valley Forge Road during business hours, or to your local food pantry.

For a list of food banks in the area, please visit http://www.hungercoalition.org/food-pantries

Scout Unit Resources

 

We realize the transition from bags to door hangers has presented challenges for some, but the BSA prides itself on teaching the values of environmental stewardship and we’re not putting those values into practice by introducing hundreds of thousands of plastic bags into the ecosystem each year. Besides, more and more municipalities are banning plastic grocery bags, so we’re trying to stay ahead of the curve. Most households have plastic or paper bags or boxes they can use to put the food out for pick-up. Based on feedback from last year, we’re going to change the die cut of the hangers so they’re less likely to fall off doors.

 

We’ve received word that some units are requesting bags from local grocery stores, including our partners at ACME, because they feel door hangers aren’t sufficient. The stores do not have a budget for this and it puts them in an uncomfortable position. We respectfully ask that units do not request bags from grocery stores, out of respect for our partners and for the reasons outlined above. Thank you for your cooperation!

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