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Scouting for Food – Food Collection

Scouting for Food flyerThree Rivers Council, BSA and South East Texas FOOD BANK are excited to announce our 2nd Annual food drive. Participating Scout groups will canvas neighborhoods and place bags on door handles during the last weekend in February and return during first weekend in March to collect food for local food pantries.

Goal is to collect 50,000 pounds of food.

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Dates

  • February 25, 2017 – Bag Distribution
  • March 4, 2017 – Food Collection

Items to Collect

Canned goods, soups, beans, peanut butter, rice, shelf-stable milk, and other non-perishable foods, as well as hygiene items and diapers.

WE ASK THAT ALL SCOUT GROUPS PLEASE TAKE FOOD COLLECTED TO SETX FOOD BANK IN BEAUMONT IF YOU ARE WITHIN 30-40 MINUTES AWAY, UNLESS, YOU HAVE A PARTNERSHIP IN PLACE WITH A LOCAL FOOD PANTRY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR CHARTER ORGANIZATION. THE FOOD BANK ALLOCATES TO ALL LOCAL PARTNERS BASED ON SPECIFIC NEEDS IN THE
EIGHT COUNTIES IT SERVES.

Please record total weight of food collected by unit and report to local executive.  Log your community service hours at www.MyScouting.org.

Details

Date:
March 4
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Three Rivers Council – Boy Scouts of America
Phone:
(409) 842-5240