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Scouting for Food Service Project

Scouting for Food Donations
Donate online at ScoutingForFood.org!

Important Scouting For Food Update 9/30/2022

 

Despite the enormous challenges faced in 2021 Scouts from the Narragansett Council collected over 182,000 pounds of food during the annual Scouting for Food Drive. Scouting for Food continues to serve as the largest annual food drive in Southeastern New England. It also highlights the values that scouting teaches including service to others and citizenship.

Working with our partners at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, the Narragansett Council looks forward to continuing the success of last year's food drive in 2022. Sadly, food insecurity in our region continues to affect thousands of families each year. To ensure that the Scouting for Food Drive can meet those needs and have a greater impact locally, we are making some changes to food collection sites in 2022:

  • Several large collection sites in Rhode Island will be replaced with local food pantry drop-offs. This will ensure that food will remain local and will directly impact those in need in that community.
  • The locations on this list show the 2021 collection sites that will not be used in 2022. "2022 Collection Sites" are the locations that are replacing those sites.
  • Some 2021 sites have been split into two collection site options. Your unit can choose which location it would like to use.
  • If your 2021 collection site is not on this, your unit can plan on using the same location again in 2022.
  • The food pantries on this list have all been contacted and are prepared to accept food donations on November 5, 2022. It is the responsibility of each unit to contact the collection site they wish to bring food on November 5th.
  • New drop-off locations will need the support of scout units to sort and move food on November 5th. Please call the number provided if your unit would like to help at a collection site.
  • Units should confirm their new drop-off location no later than September 30, 2022.

 

We are grateful for the support that fire stations, churches, American Legon Hall’s, VFW Posts, and others have provided for the Scouting for Food Drive over the past 34 years. The Narragansett Council will recognize each location for the service they’ve provided.

When?

Pick up your Door Hangers and yard signs at the October Roundtables!

The 2022 Scouting for Food starts with the Door Tag Distribution on October 29th

The following week units will revisit those houses for the Scouting for Food Pick up on November 5th

 

Online contribution portals and drop-off location lists are found at www.ScoutingForFood.org

his year, more than ever, our neighbors need our help. We ask that every Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew take part in the 2022 Scouting For Food Drive. By participating in this Scouting for Food Good Turn, together, we in the Narragansett Council can show our communities and our Scouts that we haven’t forgotten the principles that have made the Boy Scouts of America strong.

Visit ScoutingForFood.org to learn about other ways you can support this year's food drive.

Questions: info@narragansettbsa.org 

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921

Phone/Fax:401.351.8700
info@narragansettbsa.org

WEST BAY SCOUT SHOP

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone:401.821.7005
 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd
Rockville, RI 02873

 

campyawgoog@scouting.org