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SFF bag photoSupport your community and help us reach our goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food!

Each pack, troop, team, crew, ship, and post should be completing service projects, why not work as a team and really make a difference to thousands of families?

This year, all units participating will receive a Scouting for Food Ribbon as well as recognition in our monthly newsletter, the eTotem.

 

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Important Info:

COLLECTING FOOD?

COUNCIL WANTS TO KNOW
ABOUT IT
!

NEW EASY ONLINE REPORTING!

Click HERE to complete the new simplified SFF report form and earn a unit participation ribbon.

DISTRICT REPORT PDF XLSX

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UNIT COORDINATOR
POSITION DESCRIPTION

DISTRICT COORDINATOR
POSITION DESCRIPTION

DISTRICT CONTACTS:

ALPINE - Jo Mockford
AQUILA - John Nitardy
AURORA - Dist. Committee
CASCADE - Clay Wilson
FOOTHILLS - Bradley Roberts
GREEN RIVER - Dee Dobbins 
MT OLYMPUS - Shana Scott
NORTH LAKES - Cyndy Jones
ORCA - Harry Boyd
SAMM. TRAILS - Kendra Cooley
SINCLAIR - Jeff Nelson
THUNDERBIRD - Kimberly Kanouse

COUNCIL CONTACT:
206.902.2310

Jon Harthun


Media Advisory
COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE

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WASHINGTON HUNGER FACTS


History of Scouting for Food

Between 1983 and 1985, the average number of households seeking emergency food increased by almost 40%. 70% of those seeking help were families with children. Seeing the need, Scouting for Food was born. The first year of collection, 1988, involved 1 million Scouts nationwide collecting 65 million cans of nonperishable food. As the National Good Turn from 1988-1991, Scouting for Food resulted in the largest collection and donation of foodstuffs ever experienced in the United States.

Why March?
Years ago, Scouting leaders approached food banks to ask when help was most needed. It was discovered that March, in between the more traditional food drive times of Christmas and Easter, is when food banks are at their lowest levels.

Background
Studies indicate that more than 17.6 million American households go hungry at some time every month; these studies also reveal that there are more hungry people in American now than at any time in the last twenty-five years.

Prolonged hunger causes more than just discomfort. Malnutrition can lead to permanent tissue damage and leaves its sufferers-particularly children and he elderly – susceptible to illness and infection.

What is the Answer?
Hunger is a problem we can do something about by working together. Scouting for Food is a starting point. It is an example of our long-standing commitment to community service. Thorough this project the BSA directly helps meet the needs of the hungry, while exposing its members, particularly youth, to the highest ideals of the Scouting movement through a practical and dramatic experience in the principle of the Good Turn.

Our Role
The BSA's role is to organize the food collection and make arrangements with established community distribution agencies that will warehouse and distribute the food to the need at no cost. The emphasis is on nonperishable food most need for nutrition, such as peanut butter, baby formula, complete packaged meals, and such canned goods as tuna, chunky soups, stews, meats, fruits and vegetables.


Food Banks by District (partial list)

Alpine

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
179 1st Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-4123
http://issaquahfoodbank.org


Mt. Si Helping Hands Food Bank
122 East 3rd St


North Bend, WA 98045
(425) 888-0096
http://mtsifoodbank.org/



Fall City Community Food Pantry
4326 337th Pl SE
Fall City, WA 98024
425-222-5458
http://www.fallcityumc.org/pantry.html

  Aquila    

West Seattle Food Bank
3419 SW Morgan St, Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 932-9023

White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 762-2848

Des Moines Food Bank
22225 9th S, Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-2660

Burien Food Bank
18300 4th Ave S, Burien, WA 98116
(206) 433-9900
Aurora

Click here to visit a comprehensive listing
Cascade

HopeLink for Bellevue
14812 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 943-6701
Foothills

Auburn Food Bank
930 18th Pl NE, Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 833-8925

Maple Valley Food Bank
21415 Renton Maple Vly Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA
(425) 432-8139
Green River

Renton Salvation Army
206 South Tobin, Renton, WA 98057
(425) 255-5969

Kent Food Bank
515 W. Harrison St, Ste. #107, Kent, WA 98032
(253) 520-3550
Mt Olympus

Port Angeles Food Bank
402 S Valley St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-8568

Sequim Food Bank
144 W Alder St, Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 683-1205

Hope Food Bank
Clallam Bay, WA
(360) 963-2424

Makah Tribal Food Bank
Neah Bay, WA
(360) 645-2337

Quilcene Food Bank
294952 US Highway 101, Quilcene, WA
(360) 765-0904

North Lakes

Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
17110 140th Ave. NE Woodinville, WA 98072
425.483.5252

 

Orca

Central Kitsap Food Bank
3790 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 692-9818

North Kitsap Fishline
18916 3rd Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-5190

Kingston Foodbank
26096 W 1st St NE, Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-4861

Helpline House
282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Is, WA 98110
(206) 842-7621
Sam. Trails

Hopelink
16725 Cleveland St. Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 882-0241

Hopelink
11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-7880
Sinclair

Bremerton Food Line
1600 12th St, Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 479-6188

South Kitsap Helpline
1351 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 876-4089

North Mason Food Bank
22471 Hwy 3 Belfair, WA 98528
(360) 275-4615
Thunderbird

Rainier Valley Food Bank
4205 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 723-4105