Greater Tampa Bay Area Council - Scouting for Food 2023

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Scouting for Food 2023

Event Details

As scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. Scouting for Food is a food-collection drive where scouts get out into their neighborhoods and collect food items to be delivered to families in need. It’s another reminder to our local communities that scouts are here, doing good turns.

 

Event Information:

Between the dates of January 7, 2023 and February 12, 2023, scouts distribute door hangers to local homes in their community to let them know about the drive.

On or before February 13, 2023, scouts will revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is then delivered to food banks across the district. If your unit does not have a food bank to distribute the food to, then please contact your district lead for food bank options in your area.

 

Important Information:

Door hangers will be available starting Wednesday, January 4 to pick up from each district's leadership or from the council office. Emails will be sent out to registered units once door hangers are available for pick-up with information about how and when to pick them up. 

Please record what houses are visited with the door hangers to ensure every home is revisited to collect food on or before Saturday, February 7, 2023.


After each unit delivers food to a local food bank, record unit and individual scout participation. This is required for the scouts in your unit to receive their patch. You will receive a link to record your success,

Each district has identified several food banks for you (see attached "Food Pantry Locations" list for addresses and hours of operation). If you plan to take collected food to another location not listed, please check their hours of operation and capacity. When you report your success to council, make sure to include where the food was delivered.

Questions/comments/concerns? Check out the attached "Scouting For Food Best Practices" page and/or contact your District Lead:

Fort Brooke Michelle Perry

faheymichelle@hotmail.com

Lake Region  Rebecca Ibarra

hardeebsa@gmail.com

Miccosukee Gina Nunez metroswimmer@gmail.com
Timucua Jim Sonneborn jdsonneborn@gmail.com
Skyway    
Suncoast Amanda Beiter & Cynthia Moyers

cramis77@hotmail.com & wpooh.cm@gmail.com

Thunderbird Hary Nair Srihary@Yahoo.com
Withlacoochee Pauline Zerbe nlzerbe@aol.com
Pathfinder Trisha Winscott trisha.winscott@scouting.org
Council Chris Perry (Scouting for Food Chair) Christopher.Perry@BayCare.org
Council Jeremy Twachtman (Professional Advisor) Jeremy.Twachtman@Scouting.org
When & Where
Scouting for Food
Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Lewis H. Hill Scout Center
Sunday 02-12-2023 9:00 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET
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