Scouting for Food coming up: January 31st

The Boys Scout’s are putting their promises to “give goodwill” & “to help other people at all times” into action during their annual Scouting for Food drive. Scouting for Food is scheduled for January 31, 2015, when Scouts throughout the Grand Canyon Council help make a difference to fight hunger. In partnership with local food banks this council-wide service project begins Saturday, January 24th as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, January 31st to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Beverly Damore, President and CEO of the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance said, “With one in five Arizonans and one in four children in need of emergency food in Arizona, donations of non-perishable food are more important than ever. The increases in food demand will deplete St. Mary’s resources quickly. We so appreciate the Boy Scouts helping those in through the Scouting for Food Drive and encourage everyone to donate in this very quick and convenient way.”

St. Mary’s Food Bank Scouting for Food Drop-off locations:

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Del E. Webb Center | Main Warehouse Location
2831 N. 31st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)
Fax: (480) 393-4511
10a – 2pm

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Surprise
13050 W. Elm St.
Surprise, AZ 85378
Phone: (602) 242-FOOD (3663)
Fax: (480) 275-3233
10a – 2pm

To find out more about the “2015 Scouting for Food Drive,” please go online today to www.grandcanyonbsa.org/food

Scouting for Food coming up: Feb. 1

Boy Scouts promise to “help other people at all times” and they are putting their words to action during their annual Scouting for Food drive. Scouting for Food is scheduled for Feb. 1, when Scouts throughout the Grand Canyon Council help make a difference to fight hunger.

On Jan. 25, thousands of Scouts will distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Home owners place their food items in shopping bags and place the bags outside their doors and the Scouts return the following Saturday, Feb. 1 to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Beverly Damore, President and CEO of the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance said, “With one in five Arizonans and one in four children in need of emergency food in Arizona, donations of non-perishable food are more important than ever. The increases in food demand will deplete St. Mary’s resources quickly. We so appreciate the Boy Scouts helping those in through the Scouting for Food Drive and encourage everyone to donate in this very quick and convenient way.”

To find out more about the “2014 Scouting for Food Drive,” please go online today to www.grandcanyonbsa.org/food

Boy Scouts Donate Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Food To St. Mary’s During 2012 Scouting for Food Drive

More than doubling their total from last year, the Phoenix and Westside Boy Scouts taking part in the 2012 “Scouting for Food” Food Drive had a successful day on Feb. 5. With more food coming in from other packs this week, St. Mary’s has already received 11,779 pounds of non-perishable food items for the hungry of Arizona.

Scouting for Food will collect hundreds of thousands of pounds of food across the country as a result of this drive to benefit the hungry of America. St. Mary’s salutes the work of not only Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council but their leaders and parents and thanks them for their annual efforts to make a difference in the community.