Scouting for the Community - Door Hanger Distribution Day


Scouting for the Community - Door Hanger Distribution Day
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2019 Annual “Scouting for the Community” Drive

“Be Prepared” for the largest single-day food and clothing drive in our region.  Scouting for the Community teaches the values of good citizenship and community service to our youth members and helps thousands of families in need around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Scouts will distribute door hangers throughout their local neighborhoods on Saturday, November 9th, and return the following Saturday, November 16th, to collect bags filled with canned goods and other foodstuffs, as well as jackets and sweaters for those in need.

Remember these important steps:

  • Recruit enough unit and district leaders to help. Youth need adult supervision, especially when along busy city streets. Good discipline will help prevent injuries.

  • Pick up your unit's door hangers. Most are distributed to units at District Roundtable meetings during early October.

  • Contact a District Scouting for the Community coordinator if you need more door hangers.

  • Each unit should have an assigned area of responsibility. Please review your unit's assigned territory and cover only the neighborhoods in that area.

Scouting for the Community (formerly Scouting for Food) is an annual nationwide Boy Scouts of America event that had its early start here in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988.  It is the largest one-day food & clothing drive benefiting those in need throughout the communities of San Francisco and Alameda counties.  Each year our Scouts, parents and leaders collect enough food to assist nearly 200 distribution partners & pantries with a four-month supply of food over the holiday and winter season.

Door Hanger Distribution Day – Saturday, November 9, 2019

Food & Clothing Donation Collection Day – Saturday, November 16, 2019

 

Your District Scouting for the Community Coordinator will provide the territory information your Scout unit will be asked to cover.  Please recruit leaders and parent drivers to help canvas your neighborhoods on both Saturday mornings.

SFBAC Scouts collected almost 97,000 lbs of food donations during last year's drive.

To learn more about hunger in our area, visit the websites for the Alameda County Community Food Bank www.accfb.org, or the San Francisco – Marin Food Bank www.sfmfoodbank.orgAlso learn how clothing donations can help the community at Goodwill of the Greater East Bay www.eastbaygoodwill.org.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) 
 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri)