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Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Council News

Scouting for Food 2018

“Scouting for Food” is our nation’s largest single-day food drive. It began as a Boy Scout’s service project in St. Louis in 1985 and was adopted by BSA nationally in 1988, with the goal to help feed the needy in our local communities.

Over this past weekend In Central Florida, nearly a half million door hangers were placed in our communities by over 300 of our local Scouting units. This coming Saturday (November 10) beginning at 9am, our Scouts will return to the communities in which they placed hangers to collect food donated by residents. On completion, the Scouts deliver the food to local collection sites, where volunteers count and package the food in family meal boxes to be readied for issue from our local food pantries and charitable organizations.

Your donated food will help feed needy people and families in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, Volusia, and Flagler counties. While our goal for the 2018 Scouting for Food campaign is 500,000 pounds of food, habitually most of the food donated from this event usually disappears from the food pantry shelves before Thanksgiving.

There are multiple food banks and organizations here in Central Florida we are working with this year. If you did not receive a hanger and you wish to contribute food or your time to assist in the event, please see the list below detailing the location for the food collection points this Saturday from 10am-12pm.


Thank you for supporting our communities in Central Florida, and our Scouting program!


Orange County                                  

Jimmy Hula’s                                                   Loaves and Fishes

Waterford Lakes Village                                   206 E. 8th Street

12400 Lake Underhill Road                              Apopka, FL 32703

Orlando, FL 32828


Second Harvest Food Bank

411 Mercy Drive

Orlando, FL 32805



Seminole County 

Community United Methodist Church               Smokey Bones

4921 S. US Highway 17-92                              1000 WP Ball Blvd.

Casselberry, FL 32707                                     Sanford, FL 32771


Carillon Elementary School

3200 Lockwood Blvd

Oviedo, FL 32765


Osceola County 

New Beginnings Food Bank                             Winn Dixie

8553 US 192                                                    3320 Canoe Creek Road

Kissimmee, FL 34747                                      St. Cloud, FL 34772


Osceola Council on Aging                                Holopaw Community Center

Barney E. Veal Center                                     8801 Community Center Road

700 Generation Point                                       St. Cloud, FL 34773

Kissimmee, FL 34744


Brevard County (North)

Blessed Sacrament                                          Sky Zone – Rockledge

5145 N. Cocoa Blvd.                                        624 Barnes Blvd.

Cocoa, FL 32927                                             Rockledge, FL 32955


Aldi                                                                  Titusville Mall

1450 N. Courtenay Pkwy                                 3550 S. Washington Avenue

Merritt Island, FL 32953                                   Titusville, FL 32780


Brevard County (South)

Daily Bread Distribution Center                        Walmart

1408 Morningside Drive                                   1040 Malabar Road, SE

Melbourne, FL 32901                                       Palm Bay, FL 32907


Holy Name of Jesus

3050 N. Highway A1A

Indialantic, FL 32903


Volusia & Flagler Counties 

Bunnell United Methodist Church                     Neighborhood Center

2105 N.Pine Street                                          434 S. Woodland Blvd.

Bunnell, FL 32110                                            Deland, FL  32720


Winn Dixie                                                       Pine Ridge Fellowship Church

1835 FL-44                                                      1045 E. Normandy Blvd.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168                        Deltona, FL 32725


Winn Dixie                                                       Winn Dixie

4025 S. Nova Road                                         353 W. Granada Blvd

Port Orange, FL 32127                                    Ormond Beach, FL 32174


Lake County  

Lake Cares Food Pantry                                  Christian Food Pantry

2001 W. Old Hwy 441                                      103 E. Lady Lake Blvd.

Mount Dora, FL 32757                                     Lady Lake, FL 32159


Catholic Community of St. Paul                        Sorrento Christian Center Care House

1331 Sunshine Avenue                                    CR 437

Leesburg, FL 34748                                         Sorrento, FL


First Baptist Church of Fruitland Park               First Baptist Church

609 West Berckman Street                              550 Hatfield Drive

Fruitland Park, FL 34731                                 Umatilla, FL 34731


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church                             St. Vincent DePaul Charity

130 S. Loen Oak Drive                                     234 East Badger Avenue

Leesburg, FL 34748                                         Eustis, FL 32726


Agape House Ministries                                   Community United Methodist

315 E. Orange Avenue                                    309 College Avenue

Eustis, FL 32726                                              Fruitland Park, FL 34731


Lady Lake Food Distribution                            Montverde United Methodist Church

229-237 West McClendon Road                      17015 Porter Avenue

Lady Lake, FL 32159                                       Montverde, FL 34756


Life Changing Ministries                                   Faith Neighborhood Center

100 W. Ardice Avenue                                     7432 FL-50 #114

Eustis, FL 32726                                              Groveland, FL 34736


Leesburg Food Bank

503 N. 13th Street

Leesburg, FL 34748