Cub Scout Pack 1776

Scouting For Food

This year's Scouting for Food is scheduled for the weekend of Nov 10 (Distribution of door hangers) and Nov 17 (Collection of food).

For those new to scouting, this is a wonderful opportunity for our scouts to participate in a community service project. The food that we collect goes to the Contra Costa Food Bank from where it is distributed to those in need. Den leaders are responsible for ensuring their den's participation in this event.

Click on here to see the area assignment for each den.  You can also click on the white rectangle symbol on the far right to view the map in full size:

General Reminders:

o    Wear Class A Scout uniform

o    Drivers should have all scouts in view at all times

o    Scouts are NOT to enter a donor's residence

o    Bring a friend - a great way to introduce what Scouting is about

Hanger Distribution - Nov 10

o    Door hangers should be placed on the door or partially under the door mat (ensure it's visible and won't blow away)

o    Do not put hangers in mailboxes

o    If you cannot pass out your door hangers on Nov 10, you may distribute door hangers on a different day, such as Nov 11

Food Pickup - Nov 17

o    Food must be picked up from the same area you distributed door hangers

o    Food pickup is to begin no earlier than 9:00 am

o    Food must be dropped off in front of Coyote Creek MPR between 10:00 am and noon

o    If you may be late and wish to know if one of the coordinators will still be at Coyote Creek, please call one of these numbers: Anil 408.834.5144 | Indu 408.482.5743

o    If you will be much later than noon, you can bring your collection to the Meridian District's food collection site at the Danville LDS at 655 Old Orchard Road.  They will be open till 2:30pm.  After 2:30 pm, you will have to take your collection to the Contra Costa Food Bank located at 4010 Nelson Avenue in Concord (925.676.7534) during their regular hours. Please let them know your collection is from the Meridian District's Scouting for food project.

Ideas to help us collect more food on the 17th!

o    Knock on every door that received a door hanger and did not leave a donation. Maybe they forgot to put out their food or would give if asked.

o    Tell your family and friends if they didn't get a door hanger they can still help by dropping off their food at the MPR on Nov 17th between 10am - noon

All participating scouts receive a patch.

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