Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food
FEB 4, 2023
The Council coordinated efforts for the 2023 Scouting for Food drive will take place on our traditional date of the first Saturday of February, Feb. 4th, 2023. This drive is coordinated with the goal of aiding our food banks during their greatest time of need, immediately after the holidays when donations drop off from the general public. Units unable to participate on February 4th may coordinate their efforts on an alternative date of their choosing.
One in six Arizonans and one in four Arizona youth are affected by food insecurity, meaning that they lack access to food and/or are unable to feed the entire household on a daily basis. Each spring, once the holiday season wraps to a close, Arizona food banks face their lowest rates of donations from the community.
Let’s show Arizona that Scouts can make a difference!
Scouting for Food is an opportunity for Scouts throughout the Grand Canyon Council to fight hunger in our communities. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program – Good Turn for America.
In partnership with local food banks, this council-wide service project will beginning January as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Days later, Scouts will return on the first Saturday of February to collect donations from doorsteps and deliver them to their local food banks and pantries.
We would love for each and every Scout in Arizona to lead by example and do their best to combat food insecurities. Our goal is to collect 12 pounds of food, or approximately 15 cans of food, per Scout. This goal would allow Scouts to provide over 50,000 pounds of food to those in need!
REPORT YOUR DONATIONS HERE:
Saturday 02-04-2023 8:00 AM MST to 2:00 PM MST Past
Coords: 33.3809129, -111.825232
358 E Javelina Ave
Mesa, Arizona 85210
02-03-2023 11:59 PM