Scouting For Food
Boy Scouts of America Announces Annual Scouting for Food Drive
Iowa, Missouri, Illinois Tri-State – On March 12th nearly 1,700 Scouts and Cub Scouts will be going door-to-door to deliver Scouting for Food bags throughout their neighborhoods. Scouts will then return on March 19th to collect the donated non-perishable food items left outside. All food remains in the area in which it is collected. The Scouts are asking for the community’s assistance in collecting food items to be donated to local food pantries/banks in the Tri-State Area.
WHAT: SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE
WHO: APPROXIMATELY 1,700 SCOUTS AND VOLUNTEERS
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH (BAG DISTRIBUTION)
SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH, 9:00 AM – 12:00PM (SCOUTS COLLECT FOOD)
WHERE: Adams, Brown, Hancock, Henderson, Pike, and Schuyler Counties in Illinois, Clark County Missouri, Lee, Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, and Van Buren Counties in Iowa.
Types of food needed: Non-perishable items only, preferably canned goods. (Examples: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, rice, beans, – nothing frozen or in glass containers)
Food may also be delivered to either of our Scout Service Centers:
2522 Locust St 3007 Flint Hills Dr.
Quincy, IL 62301 Burlington, IA 52601
The Mississippi Valley Council operates in 13 counties in the Illinois, Iowa, Missouri Tristate Area, serves 2,500 youth, and is a United Way Partnering agency. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.