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.

2022 Scouting of Food Information

April 2nd-door to door bag distribution  

April 9th- food pick up 

Scouting for Food Instructions for Units

Scouting for Food Community flyer 

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Scouting for Food bags will be available at the March Roundtable. 

Please connect with your Unit Serving Executive to pick up your plastic bags, determine your distribution area, and coordinate the food bank drop off. 

Participating Food Banks

Center of Hope (Church)-Mosinee

The Lutheran Church -Almond 


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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