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Scouting For Food Starts November 14

St. Louis, MO. – For many, November begins a holiday season of counting one’s blessings and giving back to those less fortunate.  Especially during these most usual times.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is preparing to give back to the community during its largest service project of the year- Scouting For Food. This year’s campaign marks the Boy Scouts’ 36th annual Scouting For Food drive.

The 2020 Scouting for Food campaign is sponsored by Raising Cane’s.

2020 Scouting for Food COVID-19 Procedures and Policies available upon request

On Saturday, November 14,

Thousands of Scouts will deliver blue Scouting For Food bags throughout the St. Louis metro area, southeast Missouri, and southern Illinois.

On Saturday November 21

Scouts will return one week later to collect the bags full of donated canned goods and other non-perishable items.

By giving to Scouting For Food, residents are helping those in need right in their own community. With the help of Sunset Transportation, food donations in the St. Louis area are delivered to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Operation Food Search for further distribution to over 500 hunger-relief programs and local agencies in the bi-state area. In southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, Scouts take donations directly to local food pantries.

To donate virtually

Text “SCOUTFOOD” to 91999 – all monetary donations will go directly to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Operation Food Search. A $1 donation = 4 meals!

The perfect bag would include canned fruits, vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, tuna, chicken, pasta, pasta sauce, and meals in a box. Last year, Scouting For Food gathered more than 1.9 million items of food which provided more than 1 million meals for the needy.

Residents who do not receive a bag can take canned food donations to any Goodwill store location Nov. 22 to 28. For more information about Scouting For Food, visit

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