Scouting for Food
Saturday, March 11, 2023; Post it note drop off
Saturday, March 18, 2023; Food pick up
Be part of the biggest community service project of the year!
For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been an active participant is helping communities. In 1917-1918 Scouts collected nutshells and peach pits that were eventually used in the production of gas masks. In the 1930’s Scouts collected clothing, household furnishing and food as aid to families during the depression. And in the 1940’s it was aluminum as part of the war effort. Whatever the need, Boy Scouts of America is there.
In March, Twin Valley Council Scouts will have the opportunity to once again help our communities by participating in Scouting for Food.
Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food has been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, but it also teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he or she can help be a part of the solution. Scouting For Food provides a great service to our communities.
Twin Valley Council 2023 Scouting for Food Campaign will begin by distributing post-it notes to homes in your community. Distribution of notices will be March 11th. Food pickup will be the following weekend on March 18th. We ask that all units coordinate with their families to make this project a huge success.
Thank you in advance for helping with this incredible project. Together we do make a difference.
Beginning at Neighborhood meetings, units can pick up their post-it notes for distribution on March 11, 2023.
Following food pick up on March 18, 2023, all units need to report the total pounds of food collected and number of people who helped, youth and adults. For Mankato units, you do not need to report poundage, just participation.
Click here to report SFF pounds and participation.