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Get Ready for Scouting for Food!

October 18, 2018

Collect One Million Pounds of Food for Local Families!

Report SFF Collection

Do your #GoodTurn and be part of our council’s biggest annual service project: Scouting for Food!

We’re trying something a little different this year. Instead of distributing plastic bags we are giving our Scouts giant sticky notes to put on people’s doors. These notes contain all the info about what we are doing and when to leave the bags out. This is part of our commitment to outdoor ethics and reducing the waste we generate.

Scouts will distribute these notes on Saturday, November 3, then return a week later on November 10 to collect the bags of food. Please be mindful of any houses that have “No Trespassing” or “No Solicitation” signs; we want to be good neighbors while doing our good turn!

All done collecting your food? Here’s what to do next:

  • Report how much you collected to your district Scouting for Food chair or use the Scouting for Food report form.
  • Share pictures of your unit in action on Facebook using #myNCAC and #SFF.

What are the most needed items?

We get asked a lot what items the food banks need most. While any non-perishable, non-glass items are welcomed, the food banks especially need low-sugar, low-salt, high-fiber items. Here’s a helpful list of Capital Area Food Bank’s most wanted items.

Thank you to our co-sponsors!

Scouting for Food is a huge success every year because of strong support from our community partners. We would especially like to thank this year’s co-sponsors:

Safeway Foundation

WUSA9

Capital Area Food Bank