Thursday, November 12, 2009

Scouting for Food: November 14 in Macomb, Oakland & Wayne Co.

We received a bag on our door last week (since we're in Macomb county) and thanks to past coupon deals, we were able to fill it to the brim with non-perishable items. You might be interested in learning more just in case you have extra food to donate!
The following information comes from the Gleaners Community Food Bank Website:

“Scouting for Food” is Scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work.

Bag Drop-Off: November 7 - 13
Boy Scouts of America, Venturers, and Cub Scouts will be distributing plastic grocery bags to homes in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties on November 7 - 13. Please help by donating boxed or canned goods only. Nothing perishable, frozen or in glass.

Bag Pick-Up: November 14
On Saturday, November 14, Scouts will go house to house collecting plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. If possible, please have your bag waiting on the porch by 8 am.

Scouting For Food is a huge initiative involving 3 counties, 800,000 bags and thousands of Scouts. With a project this big, we occasionally miss a food pick up. We apologize if your food was not picked up but hope you will take a moment to locate a food pantry near you where you can drop off the food. Please go to and click on the pantry locator on the left side of the screen. Type in your zip code and a radius and a list of local agencies will be provided. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO TO DROP OFF YOUR FOOD DONATION.

Thank you for helping to feed our hungry neighbors! You can also make a
financial donation to help us provide food for our hungry neighbors. Every dollar equals 3 meals!

Click here to receive an email reminder to place a bag of nonperishable food on your porch by 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 14. Pick-up will be for residents living in the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Through initiative and hard work, the Boy Scouts have developed a framework that can help feed tens of thousands of needy local residents with emergency aid.

1 comment:

  1. I have a cub scout and we will be out there collecting. Thanks for promoting this. I hope we get a ton of food. My bag is sitting by my front door waiting for Saturday. :)


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