Laurel Highlands Council

Scouting for Food


Scouting for Food

Each year, Laurel Highlands Council, in conjunction with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Animal Friends, hosts the Annual Scouting for Food Campaign. This relationship began as a Good Turn for Scouts to refill the food banks in the month of April as many were nearing the end of their fiscal year with low supplies of food. This year, the food pantries and food banks are in need of our Good Turn now more than ever, as COVID has even further diminished their food supply. We will be hosting our annual Scouting for Food Campaign begining in April, of course, following all CDC and social distancing guidelines.

Join us, and help the hungry in your neighborhood.

Where do you plan to donate?

Join us for a council-wide collection day on Saturday, April 24th at Flag Plaza Scout Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Stop by to drop-off your collections (a non-contact drop-off station will be available)
  • Visit Flag Plaza and do some shopping in the Pittsburgh Scout Shop
  • Visit with representatives from our partner organizations, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Animal Friends
  • Submit your collections total (scorecard) and pick-up your 2021 Scouting for Food Patches

Would your unit like to assist during this event and add to thier community service hours? Let us know by sending an email to the Scouting for Food Coordinator. 

Ready to make a monetary contribution, click the button below. 

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How to Participate

Step 1: Register!

Register yourself, Scouting Family, Scouting Unit, or Company for the 2021 Scouting for Food Campaign. 


Step 2: Promote!

Distribute door hangers and flyers in your local community and neighborhood to remind people that you are collecting for the Scouting for Food Campaign.

Step 3: Collect!

Be sure to return to each home where you left a door hanger or flyer to pick up any food or other contributions. 

Step 4: Donate!

Take all of your food and non-perishable items to a food bank or food pantry from the list below. If you know of another pantry, church, or community center that is accepting donations, please take your collections there. Or simply make a monetary donation by clicking here.

Step 5: Report!

Be sure to weigh or count the number of Scouting for Food boxes that you contribute. Once calculated, report your numbers and donation location by clicking here!


Where to Donate

Please select a location from this list or another food bank or food pantry near you to deliver your Scouting for Food collections. If you already deliver your food contributions to a specific location, please continue to do so!

Please be sure to call and make donation arrangements if necessary.

 Animal Friends, Pittsburgh

Please call to arrange a drop-off time.

Bedford Food Outreach, Bedford

Please call to arrange a drop-off time.

Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Waynesburg

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call at least one day in advance. 

Food for Families, Johnstown

To email, please click here
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please call at least two day in advance. 

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Duquesne

Please call to arrange a drop-off time. 

Greater Washington Community Food Bank, Brownsville

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop off anytime, but calls in advance are appreciated.

Indiana County Community Action Program, Indiana

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please call in advance.

 North Hills Community Outreach

412-487-6316 x3144
To email, please click here
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call in advance if evening or weekend drop-off are needed.

Salvation Army, Beaver Falls

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please call one day in advance.

Western Maryland Food Bank

To email, please click here
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
It is recommeded that you call in advance.

Westmoreland County Food Bank, Delmont

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please call one day in advance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is my District Scouting for Food Coordinator?

Great question! Your District Scouting for Food Coordinator and their contact informaiton can be found below. This volunteer can assist you with any Scouting for Food question, including: promotion, materials, and contribution assistance. 

District Contact with email linked
Anawanna Trails Charlie Huse
Beaver Valley Diane Hyziak
Chestnut Ridge Kenan Kevenk
Eagle Valley Dan Hughes
Forbes Trail Eric Klinedinst
Fort Bedford Jody Lund
Frontier Jim Malaney
Japeechen Michael Fec
Keystone Carol Moyer
Lackawanna Alan Karp
Mon Valley Joe Elwell 
Potomac Mike Diehl
Scoutreach Cameron Boston
Seneca Will Drosendahl

Reporting Service Hours

Units are encouraged to report their Scouting for Food collection projects on the Journey to Excellence website. This helps provide the community an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Laurel Highlands Council.


Food Pick-Up and Delivery

Each individual, family, unit, company, or organization participating in the Scouting for Food Campaign is responsible for collecting food contributions and arranging for transportation of the food to the Partnering Organization or Contribution Center.  In instances where a large volume of food is collected, arrangements can be made for a pick-up with the Scouting for Food Coordinator.

Monetary Donations

Although the contributions of food and household products are preferred, monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to support the Scouting for Food campaign. Please make checks payable the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council.  If possible, please include 2021 SFF in the memo.

Donate to the Food Bank | Participate Virtually 

You can donate directly to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank through their virtual campaign by clicking here to donate.

Most Needed Lists

Food Bank

  • Canned Fruits Packed in 100% Juice
  • Low Sodium/No Salt Added Canned Vegetables
  • Low Sodium/ No Salt Added Canned Beans & Soup
  • Canned Tuna or Chicken Packed in Water
  • Whole-Grain Cereal, Oats & Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Paper Products
  • Household Items
  • Hygiene Items: Feminine Products, Razors
  • Infants & Kids: Diapers, Wipes, Pedialyte, 100% Juice Fruit Cups, Granola Bars, Crackers, Juice Boxes, NO Baby Food
  • Seniors: Nutritional Shakes & Drinks, Adult Hygiene Products

Pop Top Cans & Microwavable Cups Preferred. Please, NO Glass Items.

Most Needed Flyer

Animal Friends

  • Small bags of dog food
  • Small bags of cat food
  • Small bags of rabbit food
  • Canned cat food
  • Clumping cat litter

Please ensure that all bags of food are 8 pounds or less, thank you!

Most Needed Flyer


A very special thank you goes out to our annual Scouting for Food Box Sponsor, Menasha!
Menasha has worked with our local Laurel Highlands Council for many years, and we are grateful for their continued support.

Campaign Materials

Social Media Posts 

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Scouting for Food & Chow Wagon Flyer


Scouting for Food Customizable Flyer 

This flyer gives you the ability to enter your unit collection information and print or export as an image for social media.




Please contact LHC Scouting for Food Coordinator, Lyndsay Seibel at 412-325-7926 or