Scouting for Food

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Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America,[1] begun in 1985 by the Greater Saint Louis Area Council.[2] The program involves collecting for local food banks. It is organized at the local level throughout the country.[3]

Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement and its dedication to implement the Scout Slogan and do a good turn daily.[4][5]

In some areas, the drive is called "Food for Families," or "Canning Hunger."[6]


Each year, local Cub and Boy Scouts leave plastic bags for their neighbors soliciting canned food items. One week later, the Scouts return to pick up and deliver the bags of food to a local food bank. The donations will usually be delivered directly to the local food bank that day. The annual collection is usually done during the month of November.


  1. ^ Wendell, Bryan (October 30, 2015). "What is Scouting for Food?". Bryan on Scouting.
  2. ^ "STLBSA Scouting for Food". Archived from the original on 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ "Pack 45 collects food for St. Mary's Church pantry". Archived from the original on 2012-10-02.
  4. ^ "SFF Background" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  5. ^ "Scouting for Food's Legacy of Service". Scouting Wire. December 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Gately, Paul J. "In the Boy Scout world, this Food For Families stalwart is a superstar".

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