By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 20, 2019

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

Beginning March 9th, Cub Scout packs will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers like the one below. Join the local Boy Scouts as they help fight hunger statewide by filling a bag with nutritious non-perishable food donations and leaving it outside your front door by 9:00 a.m. on March 16. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am to noon that day. They’ll deliver your donation to one of the many collection sites.

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Utah Food Bank is “going green” and asks that you utilize any bag or box you already have at your home.

“With 15 percent of Utah’s population, or 423,000 individuals, unsure where their next meal will come from,” says Utah Food Bank, “our mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide sadly never ends.”  Scouting for Food is one way to help, and it has done so for 30 consecutive years!

Food banks accept commercially packaged, non-perishable food items like chili, stew, soup, peanut butter, boxed meals, canned fish, canned meats and canned fruits. As always, they appreciate products low in sodium, sugar, and corn syrup, but nothing in glass containers (if you saw the tons of food, you’d understand the mess that glass causes when it gets crushed, not to mention the hazard it poses to volunteer food sorters).

Utah Food Bank turns $1 donated into $7.35 worth of goods and services!

If Scouts miss your home, please bring your food to the nearest Harmons Grocery Store or your local pantry. You can also take your Scouting for Food door hanger into your local Smith’s Food & Drug Stores between March 15th and 18th to donate at check stands!

If your Cub Scout pack did not receive a stack of Scouting for Food flyers to hand out, or need more, please visit your nearest Council Service Center for more copies. You can also download and print the flyer above.

If you have further questions please contact fooddrive@utahfoodbank.org.

Scouiting for Food 2016
Authors: Utah Food Bank and Utah National Parks Council, BSA

 

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One thought on “Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 16, 2019

  1. AvatarBridget

    Plastic is so much better for spaghetti sauce and peanut butter! As a cashier, I have seen so many glass jars and bottles fall and shatter.

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