Scouting for Food

1 in 5 children face hunger on a daily basis nationally . . .
You can help feed the need by supporting the annual Scouting for Food Drive.


In Store Program:

March 16 through March 23rd, Scouts will man TOPS Friendly Markets to collect and box food.

Saturday March 16 9am-2pm

Sunday March 17 9am-2pm

Saturday March 23 9am-2pm

Monday - Friday March 18 to March 22 (6pm - 8pm only)

Door to Door Program:

March 16, 2019 – Scouts will leave donation information or bags at their neighborhood homes

March 23, 2019 – Scouts pick up food donations. Place filled donation bags outside front door before 9:00 am.

Be sure to contact your Scouting for Food District Coordinator to scheduled your unit's time to support the program! You can send all questions about Scouting for Food to

Non-perishable items suggestions:

  • Pasta & Rice
  • Canned items
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soups, Juices & Cereal
  • Paper Products & Toiletries
  • No glass containers

For the past 30 years, Scouts have been helping provide for the basic food needs of families!  Scouting was founded on the premise of doing a good turn daily. Community service is very important in the character-building process and our Scouts have made the commitment to give back to their community through service projects that make a difference in the lives of others. One of the ways they are making a significant difference is through the annual Scouting for Food Drive held every spring in March.

Scouts collect between 40 and 50 tons of food annually to help keep families fed.

Listen to Stephen Hoitt’s, Scout Executive, Seneca Waterways Council BSA Scouting For Food interview 

2019 Drive Partners:  Tops Friendly Markets and Open Door Mission.

All items that are collected serve people in need in our community and help better the environment. Through the annual drive Cub Scouts, Scouts-BSA, Venturers, and Explorers collect enough food to supply almost one-third of the meals served to the needy in Monroe County and surrounding areas!

More than 70 area food pantries and the families they serve benefit from the food donations.

Together, we can make a difference… please support the annual Food Drive and make a difference in your community.

2019 Scouting for Food information:    Check with your District Coordinator for details!

Scouting for Food Handbook - for Scout Leader & for leaders at collection points at Tops Markets

Participation Card - Please fill this register your troop

SFF Pick-Up Vehicle Signs

Scouting for Food Patches:

Going to participate in the 2019 Spring or Fall Scouting for Food drive?  Patches will be sold at $4.00.

For 2019, Units will be able ot purchase patches at $2.00, once they have entered their SFF service hours into Journey to Excellence. Verification of entered hours will be needed. 

2019 SFF Order Form - Download here (located in the handbook as well)

Journey to Excellence Community Service Hours:

In order to receive the JTE discount for your patches, you must log your time for SFF. Please be sure to attach a copy of the logged hours or the report with the Patch Order form.

How to Report your Community Service Hours

How to Log your Community Service Hours for JTE 

JTE Community Service Report - Use this after every project (including Eagle Projects).


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