Scouting for Food

November 05, 2016 - November 12, 2016


Scouts can make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors! The Boys Scouts will join forces with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan for a council-wide community service project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Scouting for Food is a community service project that addresses the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. 

Bag Drop-Off: November 5 - 11

Boy Scouts of America, Venturers, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts will be distributing plastic grocery bags to homes in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. In addition, Girl Scouts will be distributing bags in Monroe and Genesee counties.

Bag Pick-Up: November 12

On Saturday, November 12, Scouts will go back to those houses to collect the plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. Please help by donating boxed or canned goods only (ex. peanut butter, tuna, soup, ravioli, beef stew, and other high-protein items). Nothing perishable, frozen or in glass.

Food collection begins at 9 a.m. so be sure to have your bag out early. Collection will continue throughout the day.

If You Do Not Receive a Bag or Your Donation Is Not Collected

Though this initiative is very large, the Scouts will not drop-off and pick-up in every community throughout the 5 counties. If you do not receive a bag from the Scouts, please do not leave food on your doorstep. Instead, please drop off your donation on November 12 from 9 am to 2 pm at one of these locations: 

Art Van stores will accept donations until November 23.

Macomb county

  • Macomb Food Bank, 44900 Vic Wertz Drive, Clinton Township
  • Weingartz Utica, 46061 Van Dyke, Utica
  • Gleaners Warehouse, 24162 Mound Rd, Warren
  • Arthur Gallagher Insurance office lot, 22903 E. Nine Mile Rd (at Jefferson), St. Clair Shores

Oakland county

  • Weingartz Farmington Hills, 39050 Grand River, Farmington Hills
  • Gleaners Warehouse, 120 E. Columbia, Pontiac
  • Weingartz Clarkston, 6585 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston
  • Boy Scout Shop, 1155 E. Long Lake Rd, Troy
  • Yad Ezra, 2850 W. Eleven Mile Road, Berkley
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, White Lake Service Center, 8545 Highland Road, White Lake
  • Multi Lakes Conservation Center, 3860 Newton Rd, Commerce

Wayne county

  • Gleaners Headquarters and Distribution Center, 2131 Beaufait, Detroit
  • Plymouth Elks Club, 41700 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth
  • Kroger, 5866 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City
  • Gleaners Warehouse, 25670 Northline Rd, Taylor
  • Kroger, 13333 Eureka Rd, Southgate

Monroe county

  • Monroe Tractor Supply Company, 2492 N. Telegraph Rd., Monroe

St. Clair county

  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Port Huron Service Center, 2186 Water Street, Port Huron

Genesee county

  • Courtland Mall parking lot in front of JCPenney, 4190 E. Court St, Burton

Thank you for helping feed our hungry neighbors! You can also make a financial donation to help us provide food for our hungry neighbors.  Every dollar equals 3 meals!