scouting for food
Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food has been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Scouts in the Gulf Stream Council collected over 100,000 pounds of food. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. We are the only source for most relief agencies for restocking their shelves before the Christmas season.
Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, it teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he can help be a part of the solution. Scouting for Food is a great service to our communitities.
Every member of the community is encouraged to participate by donating food items to the food drive.
Please plan on participating by putting information on the doors of homes in your assigned area on November 1, 2014 and then collecting the food donations on November 8, 2014.