Scouting for Food

  
Annual Scouting for Food Drive

Scouting for Food Logo

Laurel Highlands Council

April 2018


 

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. The project is the whole month of April 2018, as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

 

A Cub Scout and a Boy Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

 

Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. 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.


Scouting Unit Scouting For Food Campaign

Unit Level (Scouts/Scouters) Drive 2018 - Registration Coming soon.

Record Keeping & Reporting 

Scouting units are asked to complete and submit a report of the number of units of food collected in addition to reporting your service hours.

2017 Unit Scouting for Food Report 

Please submit your report by May 2, 2017 to:

Scouting for Food Headquarters
Laurel Highlands Council
Boy Scouts of America
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15219 
Brooke Parker

(412) 471-2927 FAX: (412) 232-3606

Reporting Service Hours

Units are encouraged to report their Scouting for Food collection projects on the Journey to Excellence website. This helps provide the community an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Laurel Highlands Council.

 

Cash Contributions

Although the contribution of food and household products is preferred, cash contributions are also appreciated and will be used to support the Scouting for Food campaign and expenses.  Please make checks payable to Scouting for Food.   

An acknowledgement letter will be sent for all donations.

Corporation Scouting for Food Campaign

Corporation/Organization Drive 2017 - Register Here 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REPORT BY MAY 15 TO:

Scouting for Food Headquarters
Laurel Highlands Council
Boy Scouts of America
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15219 
Lyndsay Kutska 
(412) 325-7931 FAX: (412) 232-3606

Food Pick-Up
Each organization or company is responsible for collecting food contributions and arranging for transportation of the food to collection points or to the designated food bank warehouses.   
The following companies and organizations are available to transport food collections to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Bank. 

Pitt Ohio Express, Inc.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

In those cases where a large volume of food is collected by a participating organization, the food can be picked up at the organization's collection center.  Please contact Scouting for Food headquarters at 412-325-7931 for instructions.

Record Keeping & Reporting 

Corporate Food Report

Corporations, companies, organizations, government agencies, social service agencies, schools, religious institutions, labor unions, and other groups are asked to complete and submit a report of the number of units of food collected.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REPORT BY MAY 15 TO:

Scouting for Food Headquarters
Laurel Highlands Council
Boy Scouts of America
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15219 
Lyndsay Kutska

(412) 471-2927 FAX: (412) 232-3606

Scouting for Food Company Campaign Materials