It’s time for the Scouting for Food kick-off for 2018! November 3 is the Note distribution date; November 10 is the collection date.
This year we will not be distributing bags, but 4″x6″ Post-It Notes. These Our district has been allocated 36,000 Post It Notes. The sticky notes have arrived and they are very colorful and eye catching. We are hoping that distribution will go quicker with this new process. They come in pads of 100 Notes, and will be distributed at the OCTOBER Round Table on October 11th. Most of the left over bags are for units that distribute bags out of a single location (perhaps at their church or at a local store). We will have a limited number of bags left over from last year that units can use on collection day in case donations are left unbagged. THESE ARE LIMITED and once they are gone, they are gone.
Notes vs. bags. We realize that not having bags is a challenge in Montgomery County as most of us have re-usable bags at home. We should be prepared to collect food with your own bags and boxes as you go door-to-door and then to the collection points. Councils using Notes do not seem to suffer lower collections.
Food collection will occur at Quince Orchard High School (as usual). As of this writing, we’re still looking for a better Germantown location, perhaps up near the Milestone Shopping area. We should have that firmed up later this week (hopefully by Round Table on Thursday).
More details to follow in next weeks News Flash.
Thanks for all that you do.
–Phil Dennis (Seneca District Scouting For Food Chairman)