“Scouting for Food” is Scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work.
Scouting for Food is a food collection effort carried out by Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Cub Scouts from our community. In Johnsonville, the food drive is organized by Boy Scout Troop 407 and supported by Boy Scout Troop 54, Cub Scout Pack 239, Cub Scout Pack 240, Cub Scout Pack 50 and Cub Scout Pack 54. For this effort, which is held the first Saturday’s in April, Scouts distribute food drive donation requests (flyers, notes, and/or bags) throughout a designated area and then return to collect plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. The bags are collected and carried to local food pantries at Faith Community Presbyterian Church and St. James Catholic Church. All food collected stays in Johnsonville and is distributed to those in need in our area.
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 local food pantries feed tens of thousands of needy local residents with emergency aid. While the Scouts work very hard to coordinate and carry-out this project, it is up to the people of Johnsonville to make Scouting for Food a success. We’d like to thank the residents who have been very supportive of this project