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.

Collections are all day during the each location’s normal hours.
March 14th through March 21st

  • TOPS  Friendly Markets
    • Scouts will be present at TOPS Friendly Markets on the weekends from 9:00 am-2:00 pm and Monday through Friday from 6-8:00 pm throughout the collection week to accept non-perishable food donations.
    • Sat, March 14 – Sun, March 15  & Sat, March 21 (Collection Box available all day; Scouts present from 9:00 am-2:00 pm)
    • M-Friday, March 16 to 20 (Collection Box available all day; Scouts present from 6-8pm)
  • BLOCK ADVISORS – 3 locations: (1100 Long Pond Road, Greece), (3349 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford), and 2160 Penfield Road, Penfield) 
  • H&R BLOCK – all Monroe County Offices & the Canandaigua office
  • DIBELLA’S SUBS – all 7 locations in Monroe County

Sat., March 14, 2020 – Scouts will leave donation information or bags at their neighborhood homes
Sat., March 21, 2020 – 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 activities.cmte@senecawaterways.org

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, Council Scout Executive, Scouting For Food interview 

2020 Drive Partners 
Tops Friendly Markets, Open Door Mission, Block Advisors, H&R Block, DiBella’s Subs.

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.

2020 Scouting for Food information 
Check with your District Coordinator for details!
2020 Scouting for Food Leaders Guide – for Scout Leader & for leaders at collection points at Tops Markets
Participation Card – Please fill this register your troop

Scouting for Food Patches
Going to participate in the 2020 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. 2020 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.

2020 Service Hours Reporting Instructions


JTE Community Service Report – Use this after every project – including Eagle Projects.