2016 Scouting for Food Drive
February 6th, 2016
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Please do NOT leave door hangers in mail boxes

A Cub Scout promises to "give goodwill" and a Boy Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouting for Food is scheduled for February 6th, 2016, when Scouts throughout the Grand Canyon Council help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America. In partnership with local food banks this council-wide service project begins Saturday, February 6th as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 6th to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

All participating Scouts will receive a 2016 Scouting for Food patch after the event by completing the "Unit Score Card".

How Can Your Unit Help Make a Difference?

  • Follow the tips and instructions found below.
  • Attend your January Roundtable to pick up your unit's supply of door hangers. If you are unable to attend Roundtable and still would like to collect your door hangers, please contact your District Executive or stop by the Council Service Center.
  • January 30th - February 5th are the door hanger drop off dates.
  • February 6th is the food drive pick-up day.

To learn more about hunger in our area, visiting the St. Mary's Food Bank and United Food Bank websites.


United Food Bank: Scouting for Food Participants please go to our website: https://unitedfoodbank.org/get-involved/scouting-for-food-2015/ and fill out the form at the bottom of the page so I will have your information and can set the bins aside for you.

St. Mary’s Food Bank drop-off locations:

     Del E. Webb Center | Main Warehouse Location
     2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009
     Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)
     10a – 2pm ONLY

     13050 W. Elm St., Surprise, AZ 85378
     Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)
     10a – 2pm ONLY

What items are most needed in our community? See what a "perfect bag" might look like.


Last year, Scouts collected 250,000 pounds of food for multiple shelters across Arizona.
This year we would like to double that amount.

Scouting for Food is just one way the Boy Scouts of America works to improve communities across the nation.
Local food banks need your help every year!

2016 Schedule:

  • Door hangers will be distributed the week of January 30th  to February 5th
  • Place your bags outside your household door on February 6th by 8:00am
  • Non-perishable foods: canned and boxed items (please, no glass)

For more information please call Michael Chang at (602) 955-7747 or email: Michael.Chang@scouting.org

Thank you to our Community Partners: