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Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food 2015 -- November 7 and 14, 2015

Scouting For Food (SFF) in 2014 is a two part event, November 7-13 (bag distribution to the neighborhood) and November 14 (collection of donations and taking to the two drop off sites).  
Scouting For Food bags will be handed out at the October Seneca District Roundtable, Thursday, October 8Phil Dennis will be in the hallway handing out the SFF bags at the Roundtable from 7:15PM-9:15PM.   Come find me at Boy Scout Round Table if I’m not in the hallway
Scouting For Food is an important service project where our scouts from all over the National Capitol Area go out and collect food donations for area food banks. Donations collected in Seneca District go to the Manna Food Bank in Rockville.  We also provide food to Gaithersburg Help, St. Martins Food Bank, Damascus Help among others. 
It is imperative that each unit have a representative at the October Round Table to pick up their bags.  Please remember to provide contact information for your representative when picking up the bags and to mark on the maps WHERE your unit will be distributing/collecting. 
Each unit is responsible for reporting the amount of food collected to our council.  To help with this effort, each unit must provide a COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF BAGS DROPPED OFF at the collection points listed below.  If your unit delivers food to a place other than the two locations below (which are delivered to Manna), then please provide an email to Phil Dennis with either the number of bags or total weight of food collected.  Further details will be provided. 
Over the past three years, our collections have steadily increased from 21,000 pounds to 27,000 pounds.  Our goal for this year is to collect over 30,000 pounds of food for our local area food banks.  Believe it or not, this will only keep them supplied for about ONE MONTH. 
Units should consider contacting their local homeowners associations where they live and inform them of the upcoming drive. 

Not sure what you should donate? According to our friends at Capital Area Food Bank, some of the most highly needed items are: 
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)
  • Soups & stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups)
  • 100% fruit juices (all sizes)
  • Grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni & cheese)
  • Cereals (multi grain, low sugar such as cheerios, cornflakes, raisin bran, grape nuts, oatmeal)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruits
  • Condiments
  • Hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste)
 
Units start collecting at 9 a.m. on Saturday November 14th 2015
Bags may be dropped off between 10 am and 1 pm at:
Germantown Safeway
19718 Germantown Rd.
Germantown MD 20874
 
Quince Orchard High School
15800 Quince Orchard Rd.
North Potomac, MD 20878
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