Alameda Scouts to Canvass Island for Food Donations

Photo by Michael Britton

Alameda Scouts to Canvass Island for Food Donations

Alameda Scouts such as Austin Britton (left) and Alys Cochrane fanned out across the Island last weekend to leave doorhangers at the homes where they will pick up donations for the annual Scouting for Food drive this Saturday, Nov. 12.

Donations of canned goods, pasta, cereal, and other unexpired non-perishable foods will be given to the Alameda Food Bank for the more than 2,000 families who turn to them each month to keep food on their tables.

“We can’t reach the whole Island,” says event coordinator Michael Britton, “so if you don’t get a door hanger, go to the food bank’s website at to find out how to donate food directly or make a virtual donation in cash.”

Scouting for Food is a nationwide Boy Scouts of America community service project in which Scouts canvas their local communities collecting food for their local food pantries. The program is the Boy Scouts of America's nationwide service project to help stop hunger in communities throughout the country. It began as a Scout's service project in St. Louis, MO. in 1985 and was adopted by the Boy Scout National Organization in 1988.