A Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people and willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1 in 9 Americans suffer from food insecurity each year. This equates to over 37 million American and more than 11 million children. Food insecurity impacts every community in the United States.
Scouting For Food is the Greater Alabama Council’s one-of-a-kind day of service. Thousands of Scouts, parents, and leaders hit the streets on the 1st Saturday in November to distribute door hangers to the homes in their area. Community members place bags of non-perishable food items on their doorstep the next Saturday for the Scouts to pick up and deliver to local food banks and pantries in their communities.
Youth and adults who participate in the Scouting for Food drive will receive a participation patch and “2021” metal-pin. Collect a new metal-pin each year you participate in the program. Units will also receive a participation ribbon for your unit flag.