2017 Scouting for Food Tecumseh Council Service Project
Helping the Hungry During the Lowest Point of Year for Local Pantries
Goal = 100,000 pounds of food collected in the 5 county region of Logan, Champaign, Clark, Greene and Clinton
Dates: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - bag delivery
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - pickup food and deliver to food pantries
Bags will be handed out at homes again this year.
Unit participation: Unit participation is essential to the success of Scouting for Food. Last year, approximately 80% of our Troops, Packs and Crews actively participated in the council “good turn” service project. We hope to increase that number this year. The number of volunteers working on the project has a direct correlation with the amount of food we are able to collect. The more people we are able to engage in the project the larger area we are able to cover in each county. Bags will be available for units to pick-up at February Roundtables.
Goal: This year we hope to collect over 100,000 pounds of food for our neighbors who are in need of our help. This is the single largest community service project that we do all year. We also want over 2,000 Scouts and parents to help with the project.
Food Shelters that we assist through the project – We help dozens of food pantries and shelters throughout the council with this project, a few of these include: The Second Harvest Food Bank, Enon Relief, Faith in Christ Lutheran Church, Our Daily Bread in Urbana, My Father’s Kitchen in Wilmington, Xenia FISH, Fairborn FISH and many others.