Scouting for Food

Together, We Can Make a Difference

As Scouts it's our duty to do a "Good Turn Daily" and now more than ever, the need for help has never been greater. Together we can make a difference and that's why we're answering the call to help feed the hungry this holiday season across Kansas City.

We're teaming up with Harvesters and food pantries across the metro for Scouting for Food, a neighborhood based food collection campaign that will make a difference for families across our communities. It's easy for Scouts to participate and it happens all within your neighborhood!

Follow our simple 4-Step Plan to get started.

Step 1: Distribute Flyers


Door to Door Option: Pick a day between November 14-18 to distribute flyers close to your home. Print 10-20 of the flyers below.

Put on your uniform, wear a face mask, and with a parent, leave a flyer on the front door of your nearest neighbors. Do not knock on the door, just leave the flyer. If a neighbor is out, while keeping a safe distance, kindly explain the "Good Turn."  

Digital Option: You can also post a flyer to your neighborhood's HOA or social media groups (like Nextdoor) asking for donations. 

Scouting for Food Flyer Social Media Image

Step 2: Collect Food


On November 21 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Scouts and their parent will return to each house where they left a flyer and collect any and all food donations. If you posted a digital flyer, be sure to canvass the entire neighborhood for donations.

Scouts should wear their uniform and a face mask. Again, do not knock on the front door, just collect the donations. After collecting donations, Scouts should wash their hands thoroughly.

Step 3: Drop Off Food


After collecting all donations in your neighborhood, drop off items at your unit's agreed upon collection location or at the nearest community drop-off location. List of food pantry drop-off locations below.

Drop Off Locations

Step 4: Report Results


Be sure to record your service hours for a job well done. Each Scout will receive 2 service hours.

After November 21, submit your information below, including the number of bags of food collected.

Submit Your Totals