Scouting for Food Overview: In March the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America will conduct its annual Scouting for Food campaign. This important community service project is designed to fight hunger locally by helping to fill the shelves of neighborhood food banks at a time of year when needs are high and supplies are low. During the last 30 years, this national program has collected millions of non-perishable food items for families in need. Our collaborative council goal is to collect 60,000 pounds. A second objective is to increase community awareness about hunger in Western Washington.
How does the Scouting for Food campaign work? Scouts will distribute door hangers promoting Scouting for Food on Saturday, March 16, 2019 to each residence in their assigned neighborhood. The following Saturday, March 23, 2019 Scouts will return to these homes to collect donated food items and deliver them to local food banks.
Please note the Scouting for Food dates:
Hanger Distribution: Saturday March 16th 2019. Distribute door hangers in assigned neighborhood or area. If March 16th doesn't work, your unit can decide when works best with its schedule (distribute hangers during its pack/troop meeting, choose a different date, or ask for and pick up donations on March 23rd).
Collection Day: Saturday March 23rd 2019. Pick up food contributions in assigned area and deliver to local food bank. Count number of pounds received.
The Issaquah Food Bank has a new location for receiving donations:
- AtWork - 930 7th Ave. NE in Issaquah - this is the road that runs next to the Safeway on Gilman Ave.
Troop 636 will be working here to receive donations from 9AM to 1pm Saturday, March 23rd.