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Scouting For Food 

Scouting for Food

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. Gleaners Community Food Bank will be our collaborative partner to distribute the food to families in need.


Bag Drop-Off: November 7 - 13

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 Genessee counties.

Bag Pick-Up: November 14

On Saturday, November 8, 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.

 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, we hope you will participate by dropping off a donation at one of these locations: 


We apologize if this is the case, but hope you will still participate by dropping off your donation at one of these locations:

  • Any Art Van Furniture store – ArtVan is holding a food drive, through November 29 and will accept donations
  • Weingartz locations in Clarkston, Utica or Farmington Hills.
  • Locate a food pantry near you where you can drop off the food. Please go to and type in your zip code and a radius and a list of local agencies will be provided. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO TO DROP OFF YOUR FOOD DONATION.

Thank you for helping to 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!

Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Through initiative and hard work, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have developed a framework that can help feed tens of thousands of local residents in need with emergency aid. For more information, please contact Stephanie Melnick at or 866-GLEANER, ext 270.

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