Scouting for Food
“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!
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
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
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 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