Scouting For Food

Did your unit participate in the Spring or Fall Scouting for Food camping in 2017?  If so, these patches are for you:

Download: 2017 Patch order form here

1 in 5 children face hunger on a daily basis nationally.
You can help feed the need by supporting the annual Scouting for Food Drive.

March 17, 2018 – Scouts will leave donation bags at neighborhood homes

March 24, 2018 – Scouts pick up food donations. Place filled donation bags outside front door before 9:00 am.   Scouts will also be at Tops Friendly Markets collecting food donations.   

Non-perishable items suggestions:

  • Pasta & Rice
  • Canned items
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soups, Juices & Cereal
  • Paper Products & Toiletries
  • No glass containers

For the past 29 years, Scouts have been helping provide for the basic food needs of families!  Scouting was founded on the premise of doing a good turn daily. Community service is very important in the character-building process and our Scouts have made the commitment to give back to their community through service projects that make a difference in the lives of others. One of the ways they are making a significant difference is through the annual Scouting for Food Drive held every spring in March.

Scouts collect between 40 and 50 tons of food annually to help keep families fed.

Listen to Steven Hoitt’s, Scout Executive, Seneca Waterways Council BSA
Scouting For Food interview -  download Steven Hoitt’s Scouting For Food interview..

2017 Drive Partners:  Tops Friendly Markets, Mark's Pizzeria and Open Door Mission.

2017 Corporate Sponsors:  Tops Friendly Markets, Manning & Napier, UBS

All items that are collected serve people in need in our community and help better the environment. Through the annual drive Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers collect enough food to supply almost one-third of the meals served to the needy in Monroe County and surrounding areas!

More than 70 area food pantries and the families they serve benefit from the food donations.

Together, we can make a difference… please support the annual Food Drive and make a difference in your community.