What is Scouting for Food?
Scouting for Food is Lake County’s largest single-day food drive. Every March, thousands of scouts and adult volunteers in Lake County spend two Saturdays doing a “good turn.”
Saturday, March 2, 2013 is Bag Distribution Day Plastic bags will be hung on doorknobs in communities across Lake County.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 is Collection Day Scouts return to pick up bags filled with donated canned goods which are then distributed to Local food banks. Check with your district's Scouting For Food chair to see where you can drop off your food.
Why do we participate in Scouting for Food?
As an organization, the Boy Scouts teaches youths the value of helping others and to give back to their communities. By collecting food for people in need throughout Lake County, Scouts are “doing a good turn” and “helping other people,” which are key elements of the Scout Oath and slogan.
Where does the donated food go?
After the Scouts retrieve bags filled with canned goods, they deliver them to a local drop-off location where volunteers collect food. The local food pantries then distrubte the food to those in need. In 2010, we collected over 110 tons of food.
Scouting for Food Chair contacts: