By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 27, 2017

Help Fight Hunger By Scouting for Food – March 18, 2017

Beginning March 11th, 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 18. Scouts will collect bags from 9 am to noon that day. They’ll deliver your donation to one of the many collection sites.

SFF 2017 flyer

Click image to download flyer

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 29 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 as it 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 17th and 20th 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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