2009 Scouting for Food Drive
Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988 over 200 million pounds of food has been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the USA. Scouts in the Gulf Ridge Council collected over 35,000 pounds of food including over 8,000 pounds in Citrus County. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. We are the only source for most relief agencies for restocking their shelves between the Christmas season and the post office drive in May.
Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, it teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes that there is a problem and that he can help put a dent into it. Scouting for Food is a great service to our communities.
On Saturday, February 14th
, Scouts will distribute food collection bags to homes throughout the community. The following Saturday morning, February 21st, scouts will return to the same homes to pick up the donation bags and take them to the designated collection points around the Council service area.
The Pack 61 area is from Bloomingdale Ave to the Alafia River and from Bell Shoals to Culbreath.
, our scouting for food chairperson for more information