Scouts Mobilized to Fight Food Insecurity

The Boy Scouts of America’s roots trace back to a single good turn in the foggy streets of London over 120 years ago. Since that point, Scouts have answered the call in their community contributing millions of hours of community service and mobilizing thousands of volunteers.

During March of this year , over 2,600 Scouts and volunteers stepped up to help address the challenge of food insecurity in our communities with our annual Scouting for Food Drive. Our Packs, Troops, Posts and Crews canvassed neighborhoods and manned local Tops supermarkets to collecting non-perishable food. We were especially proud to partner with our new friends from Foodlink to make this year a success.

We are proud to report that over 65 tons of food was collected and distributed to local food pantries, making this one of the most successful food drives in recent history. The need has never been greater, with three of Rochester’s zip codes ranking among the top ten in the state of New York for food insecurity.

We are thankful to all the families who contributed, to all the Scouts and volunteers who worked, all the committee who planned to make this one of the most successful food drives in recent history.