Scouting For Food 

Scouting for Food 2009

Nothing warms our hearts more than to see youth get involved in their community, and so the Boy Scout's annual “Scouting for Food” collection is one of our most cherished days of the year!

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, hundreds of Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Cub Scouts went door-to-door collecting bags filled with nonperishable food donations. Nearly 200,000 pounds of food was donated by generous community members. 

Sites across metro Detroit, including Kroger and Weingartz stores, served as drop-off points, where donations were placed into large bins and transferred onto Gleaners’ trucks. This gave Scouts the opportunity to see the enormity of their project.

One Scout’s mother remarked, “I grew up in a large family and when we were young, we didn’t have a lot of money so people brought us food. It’s kind of a full-circle moment and he realizes that.”

Thank you to all the community members who donated to make the 2013 Scouting for Food a success, helping provide food for thousands of southeast Michigan families who struggle with hunger. And thanks to the Boy Scouts of America and to Kroger, Weingartz and Premier Relocations for making this important collection possible! 


Scouting For Food is a huge initiative involving 3 counties, 725,000 bags and thousands of Scouts. However, the collection does not cover every neighborhood in the tri-county area. And in those that it does cover, a food pick up is occassionally missed.

We apologize if your household was not included in the drive, or if your food donation was not picked up. We hope you will take the time to drop off your contribution to one of these locations:

  • Weingartz locations in Clarkston, Utica or Farmington Hills.
  • Locate a food pantry near you where you can drop off the food. Just 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 have developed a framework that can help feed tens of thousands of hungry local residents. For more information, please contact Stephanie Melnick at or 866-GLEANER, ext 270.

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