As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky.

That’s the genesis of Scouting for Food, the annual food-collection drive. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns.  Scouting for Food is the second and third weekends in April. 

Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On the second, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items.

The food is delivered to the unit's local pantry and then distributed to needy families all throughout the council’s borders.

2021 Scouting of Food Information

April 10th-door hanger distribution 

April 17th- food pick up 

Scouting for Food Instructions for Units

Scouting for Food Community flyer 

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Please connect with your Unit Serving Executive to pick up your door hangers, determine your distribution area, and coordinate the food bank drop off. Please remember to wear a mask and socially distance. 

Participating Food Banks

Center of Hope (Church)-Mosinee

Circle of Joy – Athens

 

Circle of Joy – Athens

 

Circle of Joy (St. Paul’s Catholic Church) – Mosinee

Community United Pantry – Abbotsford

Community United Pantry/Unity Food – Colby

Interfaith Food Pantry-Stevens Point

King's Food Pantry – Spencer

 

Lakeland Food Pantry – Minocqua

Medford area churches

 

Merrill Food Pantry

   

 Lakeland food Pantry-Minocqua

 Backpacks for Hope-Nekoosa

 

Operation Bootstrap-Stevens Point

Pittsville Area Neighborhood Shelf

Portage County Mobile Food Pantry-Stevens Point

Rosholt Food Pantry

 

Salvation Army-Stevens Point

 

Soup or Socks - Auburndale

 

Soup or Socks – Marshfield

 

St Paul’s Catholic Church-Prentice

Stratford Food Pantry – Stratford

The Lord’s Cupboard – Park Falls

United Methodist Church Food Pantry-Tomahawk

TRACK Food Pantry-Amherst

 

Trinity Church- Phillips

 

Vilas Food Panty-Eagle River

SWEPS & Family Center-Wisconsin Rapids

Salvation Army-Wausau

The Neighbor's Place-Wausau

The Circle of Joy-Edgar/Marathon

The Rhinelander Food Pantry

St. Florian's Parish-Hatley 

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