Scouting for Food

Do A Good Turn Daily |  Serving the Community

Scouting for Food is the largest community service project hosted by the Gulf Stream Council, held annually during the first two Saturdays in November.  Every year our Scouts provide over 10,000 hours of service to collect more than 70,000 lbs of food for beneficiaries throughout Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties.

Scouting for Food will be held this year on November 4 & 11, 2023.

How It Works
On the first Saturday of November, our Scouts will be visiting neighborhoods to distribute door hangers and spread the word about our food drive.  These hangers ask our community neighbors to prepare food donations and leave them on their front doorstep the following Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Items we collect:

  • Canned Goods
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Powdered Milk
  • Cereal
  • Dry Goods        
  • Non-Perishable Items

On the second Saturday of November, our Scouts will return to these neighboorhoods to collect bags filled with donations.  Scouts will then deliver the collected items to a local beneficiary (food bank, pantry, or church, etc.).

Helping those in Need
We are proud to support local beneficiaries in our communities, including Mustard Seed Ministries of St. Lucie, Ecumenical Food Pantry, House of Hope, The Tree of Life Resource Center, Ruth's Food Pantry, FUMC of Jupiter Tequesta, CROS Ministries, Boca Helping Hands, Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach, Faith United Methodist Church, Union Congregational Church, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Advent Lutheran, Grace Community Church, and more!.