Scouting For Food
Scouting for Food is an annual community service effort supported directly by the Mid-America Council and partner organizations in our local community. Under the Boy Scouts of America strategic pillar of being recognized as an advocate for youth and youth issues, Scouts across Nebraska and Western Iowa collect nearly 200,000 food items for those in need. This is the equivalent of approximately 114,000 meals. We are happy to partner with the Food Bank for the Heartland & your local food bank/pantry.
The 2024 Scouting For Food Campaign Dates
Unit Leaders – your local District Executive will be contacting you to arrange drop off of supplies.
Sat, April 6 – Deliver door sticky notes to homes throughout your town
Sat, April 13 – Pick up food donations
If you received a door sticker on April 6, Scouts will be in your area to pick up donated food items on April 13 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. If you did not receive a door sticker and still want to donate, please take your donated food items to select Target locations listed below, your local food bank, or local pantry. For reference, here is a list of participating food banks and pantries from past Scouting for Food Drives.
Target Drop-off Locations – please look for the Werner Truck in these select Target parking lots between 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
168 & Maple
180 & Center
120 & L
72 & Dodge
There will also be barrels at various Bakers location where you can drop off your food donations – see list HERE.
Where to Report your Numbers and Order Patches/Ribbon for your Unit
Thank you for participating in Scouting for Food!
Click here to report the amount of food you collected, number of volunteers, etc.
NEW METHOD FOR RECORDING SERVICE HOURS! Please click here to learn more.
Save the Date! The 2025 SFF Dates are:
Sat, April 5, 2025 – Deliver door sticky notes to homes throughout your town
Sat, April 12, 2025 0 Pick up food donations