Boy Scouts Scouting for Food
Scouts from the area will distribute empty bags or placards starting at 9 a.m. to residences. Food will be Collected November 16th.
History of Scouting for Food:
It takes a great deal of community support, planning, cooperation, dedication and volunteers to make Scouting for Food the largest single-day community food drive in the Boy Scouts of America
Started in 1985 by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country.
More than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers annually help the needy as they collect approximately 2 million cans of food during the Scouting for Food drive. The Greater St. Louis Area Council has collected more than 55 million cans of food during the 32-year history of the drive.
Please leave canned goods or non-perishable food items on your doorstep on November 16 by 8:30 a.m.
The “perfect bag” might include:
• cans of hearty soup, stew or chili: Supplies many nutrients.
• canned tuna, chicken, turkey, salmon or luncheon meat
• canned fruit
• cans of 100 percent pure fruit or vegetable juice
• canned vegetables
• cans of tomato or pasta sauce
• canned meals
• cans of beans, refried beans or lentils
• cans of evaporated milk
Please no Glass