|Scouting For Food Drive Updates|
Greater Alabama Council, BSA
According to recent research from Feeding America and from the Alabama Department of Public Health, more than 264,000 adults and 85,000 children in Alabama grapple with food insecurity on a daily basis. That’s 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 adults who, on a daily basis, face hunger and doubt about their next meal. What’s worse, more than 35,000 children fall into the “meal gap”- the space between food security and food insecurity where they are unable to qualify for or receive Federal nutrition aid (SNAP). This is where we, as Scouts, can join forces with the Community Foodbank of Central Alabama and the Foodbank of North Alabama and help our neighbors.
This month, Scouts from across the Greater Alabama Council will join forces with the Food Bank of North Alabama and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama to combat hunger during this holiday season. All Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts are encouraged to participate in this this food drive to help our neighbors and communities. Some key dates to mark on your calendar are:
November 6, 2021– Scouts Deliver door hangers
November 13, 2021– Scouts will pick up donated food and deliver to various pre-arranged locations to support the Food Banks
If your unit donates your collected food to another location, please email Dianna O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your total pounds of food collected.
For more information, click on the link below.