Scouting for Food aims to nourish area’s hungry with Scouting's 26th Annual Food Drive

Post date: Oct 27, 2012 12:35:26 PM

Event: Scouting for Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by Scouts of the National Capital Area Council. Area Scouts distribute plastic bags to homes across the region and return to pick up the bags, now filled with food, one week later. Collected food is distributed to needy families throughout the communities of the Council.

Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships throughout the National Capital Area Council will be distributing Scouting for Food donation bags in local neighborhoods on Saturday, November 3.

Participants: National Capital Area Council Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs and Venture Crews

Most Wanted Items:

  • Non-perishable Food Items
  • Canned Protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)
  • Soups & Stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups)
  • 100% Fruit Juices (all sizes)
  • Grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni & cheese)
  • Cereals (multi grain, low sugar such as cheerios, cornflakes, raisin bran, grape nuts, oatmeal)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Condiments
  • Hygiene Products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste)

Dates for 2012:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - Food Bag Distribution

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10- Food Collection

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This is an annual event where scouting units from across the NCAC, including the Patriot district, collect food for those in need. The food the Patriot District collects goes directly to the Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to various other food banks and pantries. Historically we have faithfully filled three huge trucks with the food we collect. Our drop off point is the Safeway at the Burke Centre Parkway. We will be there from 9 AM to 2 PM on Sat Nov 10.

Sister Norlidah Zainal Abidin is this year's Scouting for Food Coordinator. We need everyone on November 3rd to be at the masjid at 8:30 AM. Parents will be assigned an area with their son(s) to distribute bags. More information will be available on November 3rd from the Scouting for Food Coordinator.

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