70,000 pounds of food to be collected in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties
- Door Hangers will be distributed starting Saturday, April 20, 2013 by participating units
- Food will be collected in neighborhoods door to door on Saturday, April 27, 2013
Jarrod Meeder, Council Scouting for Food Chairman needs your unit and youth participation. Meeder stated, “To achieve our goal of 70, 000 pounds collected for the Food Drive we need all units and youth to participate.” The plan is for each unit to participate in the food drive by being responsible for a geographic area, distribute door hangers and to pick up the food the following Saturday. Selected units will be asked to staff local supermarkets on Scouting for Food Days to collect food donations. Chartered Organizations are also being asked to participate by putting out Food boxes at their locations and asking organization members to participate in the Scouting for Food campaign.
If each Scout in every unit would collect at least 10 bags with at least 5 pounds of food, our goal of 70,000 pounds would be realized, Meeder stated recently. What better way to promote Scouting than to do a “Good Turn” something that Scouts have done since day one. Hunger is the Number One Problem in our Westmoreland and Fayette area. Who better to lead the way than Scouts!!!
April dates have been chosen for Scouting for Food in 2013 so that all Scouts in Western Pennsylvania will collect food at the same time in order to maximize our marketing efforts and maximize the amount of food that can be collected.
To be a part of SCOUTING FOR FOOD this is all you have to do:
geGet the commitment to participate from your chartered organization and your unit committee.
CoComplete the Scouting for Food registration form and return it to the Council Service Center.
<!-Attend your District’s March Roundtable to receive your unit’s materials for Scouting for Food. At that time your unit will receive your assignment of zone to cover for the food drive.