Scouting for Food, an annual service project rooted in the founding principles of Scouting, helps thousands of families in need. Initiated by the Greater St. Louis Area Council in 1985, the program now encompasses the entire nation. Each year, councils across the country gather goods from their communities for local food pantries to distribute to those in need.
Food insecurity exists in every county in the United States, starting as low as 5 percent and reaching as high as 38 percent. Just last year, 48.8 million people lived in hunger, and with insecurity rates steadily rising, Scouting is truly performing a Good Turn for America by faithfully helping to counter these numbers.
Does your unit engage in food drives in your community? What impacts have these drives had on those in need? Let us know in the comments!
Photos by Patrick B., Alex C., and Kevin M., Patrol Z Reporters.