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Information on 2022 Scouting For Food Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more information as we work to put together the 2022 Scouting For Food game plan.

What is Scouting for Food?

Scouting for Food is a massive, annual, council wide food drive.  This is an awesome (and easy!) community service opportunity for your group where scouts can easily help fight hunger locally.  Each year, scouts collect thousands of pounds of food for food banks in the Chief Seattle Council area, and your hard work makes a big difference!  In 2019 alone, scouts in Chief Seattle Council collected over 74,000 pounds of food. 

This year things look a little different as many food banks are unable to accept physical donations.  But scouts are resilient, so we are adding an option to collect virtual donations this year!  Scroll down to learn more about the history of Scouting for Food and why it is so important. 

When does this happen?

The official recommended collection day for Chief Seattle Council is usually a date in March (coming soon).  We focus on March because we want to help neighborhood food banks fill their shelves at a time of year when needs are high and supplies are low.  However, if this date does not work for your group, you can choose another date any time throughout the year that works better with your schedule.

How does it work this year?

Physical Food Drive (no hangers):

Scouts choose a day (usually a Saturday) to go out and knock on people’s doors to ask for food donations.  Once the food has been collected, you can take it to your local food bank.  Please make sure to call your food bank ahead of time to make sure that they are able to collect physical donations- you may also want to let them know when you plan to bring the food by so that they can be prepared.  

Physical Food Drive (with hangers): 

Scouts choose a day (usually a Saturday) to go out and leave door hangers on people’s doors in the neighborhood assigned to your unit.  Your unit can use the template below to print the doorhangers.  The next week, your unit will go back to the same area and look for food bags on the door steps or at the end of driveways and collect them to bring them to your local food bank.  Please make sure to call your food bank ahead of time to make sure that they are able to collect physical donations- you may also want to let them know when you plan to bring the food by so that they can be prepared.  

Use the form below to sign up your unit, and don’t forget to come back and tell us how you did so that your unit can receive credit- and a ribbon!

Units are responsible for printing their own flyers.  There may be some available at the council office- email your District Executive to confirm.

Sign Up Your Unit

Tell Us How Your Unit Did