Laurel Highlands Council

Scouting for Food

Activities

Scouting for Food

Boy Scouts of America working with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Boy Scouts of America working with Animal Friends

Animal Friends of Pittsburgh

Boy Scouts of America Scouting For Food

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Each year, Laurel Highlands Council, in conjunction with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Animal Friends, hosts the Annual Scouting for Food Campaign. While this year's spring campaign was brought to a halt with the unfortunate introduction of COVID-19, our staff and Scouts are ready to jump back in and assist the community by collecting contributions for Scouting for Food. We will be having a Fall Scouting for Food Campaign, of course, following all CDC and social distancing guidelines. Join us, and help the hungry in your neighborhood.


Fall Scouting for Food Campaign

Step 1: Register!

Register

Register yourself, Scouting Family, Scoutnig Unit, or Company for the Fall 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 Fall 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. 

Step 5: Report!

Scorecard

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!

 


Donation Locations

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 contribitions to a specific location, please continue to do so!

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

Partnering Organization Contact Phone Donation Request
Animal Friends, Pittsburgh 412-536-3885 Please call to arrange a drop-off time.
Bedford Food Outreach, Bedford 814-623-4888 Please call to arrange a drop-off time.
Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Waynesburg 724-627-9784    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please call at least 1 day in advance.
Food for Families, Johnstown 814-535-3315    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Please call 1 to 2 days in advance.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Duquesne 412-745-3863            Please call to arrange a drop-off time.
Greater Washington County Food Bank, Brownsville 724-623-2190 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop off anytime, advance calls are appreicated.
Indiana County Community Action Program, Indiana 724-463-7440 Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. most days. Please call in advance. 
Salvation Army, Beaver Falls 724-846-2330 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Closed: 11:30 to 12:30) 
Please call at least 1 day in advance.
Western Maryland Food Bank Phone TBD Information to follow.
Westmoreland County Food Bank, Delmont 724-468-8660 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please call atleast 1 day in advance.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Journey to Excellence Site: 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

Each individual, family, unit, company, or orgaization participating in the Fall 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, arrangemetns can be made for a pick up with the 2020 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 Highalnds Council.  If possible please include 2020 SFF in the memo.

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Virtual Drive

Any corporation or organization can set up a Virtual Drive through the GoFundMe Charity Website. Instructions on how to set up a virtual drive can be found by clicking here. A printable flyer for the virtual drive is also avaliable below.

Make a virtual donation by using the link below.

Virtual Donation

Virtual Flyer

Campaign Materials

Materials coming soon!

Flyer 

2020 Leader Guide

Questions?

Please contact 2020 Scouting for Food Coordinator, Lyndsay Seibel at 412-325-7926 or lyndsay.seibel@scouitng.org.