“As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. That’s the genesis of Scouting for Food, the annual food-collection drive run by your local (Boy Scout) council. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns. Your local council sets the date of Scouting for Food. In some councils, it’s in November or December. Others hold their drives in January, February or March.” As stated in Scouting Magazine October 30 2015.
In Lavaca the annual “Scouting for Food” event takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the February 2nd, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On February 9th, the scouts will revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. Then the food is delivered to needy families all throughout the area.
If you would find it in your heart to help feed those who are less fortunate, you can reach out to Travis Sprick at [email protected]. Travis will then make sure you receive the bags to fill.