Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food 2.0

The Daniel Webster Council is excited to announce Scouting for Food 2.0. As you are most certainly aware, food insecurity is a significant issue affecting thousands of families in New Hampshire. Just this past week it was announced by the White House that close to 11 million kids don’t have enough food to eat. We want to make an impact in our communities by doing what we are known for – service to others! The pandemic has only amplified the need for food and is increasing the urgency to address hunger. As you know, the Daniel Webster Council has annually helped address this need of food insecurity through action by organizing a Scouting For Food collection each November across the state. This past Fall was the 33rd collection organized by the Council. To respond to this crisis we have identified many community grocers who have stepped forward with a willingness to work with the BSA to coordinate a drive at many local grocery stores in many communities throughout the State.

Our target dates for the drive include:
– April 3rd 9 am – 3 pm
– April 10th 9 am – 3 pm

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Did you realize that one of every three people served by food banks are children? It is reported today nearly one of four people in soup kitchen lines is likely to be a child. More than one in three households being helped by local food banks and pantries includes children. This year’s “Scouting for Food” effort will benefit more than 150 pantries, kitchens and closets throughout New Hampshire.

Each year on the first weekend of November, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and their leaders will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers throughout their neighborhoods and state. On the next Saturday, Scouts will return to collect the donated non-perishable food items left outside with and take them to a convenient drop-off location within their local communities.

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