Scouting for Food
Feb 1, 2020 Door Hanger Day
Feb 8, 2020 Food Collection Day
The Scouting for Food Community Service Project teaches youth to "help other people at all times".
Inform - Collect – Sort – Deliver - Report
Are you one who will make a difference? Get involved!
Each night children and families go to bed hungry. A Scout who helps those in need will develop kindness, compassion and a lifetime need to make a difference in the world.
Scouting for Food is one of the Boy Scouts of America’s best known national service projects and is conducted by virtually every local Boy Scout council across the nation on an annual basis. Scouting For Food was first conducted on a national level, as a National Good Turn, by the BSA in 1986 and collected more than 60 million food items in that year. An annual tradition, Scouting for Food rallies Scouts across the nation to collect food for local food banks.
Northwest Georgia Council Scouts will hit the streets on Saturday, February 8, 2020 between 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM to collect food for the hungry and provide it to specific local food banks throughout Northwest Georgia.
How to participate:
First Visit: Saturday, February 1nd 2020 is door hanger day! Scouts drop off a Scouting for Food doorhanger ideally at least one week before the pick-up day. The hanger asks residents to fill a bag with non-perishable foods, or items and leave it on their porch to be picked up in observance of Scouting for Food Day on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Second Visit: On Saturday, February 8th, Scouts visit neighborhoods with extra bags, or boxes to collect items placed on porches. If the resident has not placed a bag or box on their front porch, Scouts knock on the door and ask to see if they have any non-perishable food or items to donate.
Scouting for Food Unit Registration
Register with your District’s Scouting for Food Chair, or your District Executive, to get your geographic area and drop-site information. Door hangers are typically distributed at your district leader roundtable or by special request.
What can be donated:
Canned and Dry Food Products are needed (no frozen, glass or perishable items please!) In addition to canned foods, Scouts will be happy to accept the following items:
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Toothpaste (all ages)
- Toothbrushes (med/soft)
- Deodorant (antiperspirant)
- Toilet Paper
- Wipes (hypo-allergenic)
- Feminine Hygiene Items
- First-Aid Supplies
- Laundry Soap
Tips to remember for Scouts going door-to-door:
- Use the buddy system and be safety conscious.
- Never enter a house that is not yours.
- Scouts are never to ride in the back of pick-ups.
- Always wear safety belts while riding in a vehicle.
- Always make sure you are accompanied by an adult.
- Please wear your Scout uniform.
- Be friendly and courteous to everyone you meet.
- Remember to thank people even if they don't contribute.
- Never start before 9:30 AM to avoid waking up residents.
Each district has a Scouting for Food Chairperson who has obtained local drop sites for Scouts to deliver the collected food and care items right in their own hometown or county. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns regarding the process.