ALEXANDRIA, VA – Scouts for Food, a food drive to aid local food banks, will be hosted for the 34th year by the Colonial Area Boy Scouts of America.
The Colonial Area, which includes Alexandria as well as the Lorton and Mount Vernon areas, will collect donations for the food drive on Saturday, November 12. The program is held annually before Thanksgiving to stock shelves of local food pantries for the holiday months when demands are higher.
Residents can leave bagged donations on their doorstep for the food drive by 8:30 am on November 12. Youth with the Scouts will collect donations on the morning of November 12.
Scouts will also be canvassing neighborhoods in Alexandria and surrounding areas on the weekend of November 5. Notes will be left on doors notifying them of Scouting for Food pickups the following weekend.
The Colonial District of the Boy Scouts of America consists of 76 scouting units serving thousands of youth.
Patch has partnered with Feeding America since 2020 to help raise awareness of hunger in our local communities, an ongoing national problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that 1 in 8 people face hunger. This is a Patch social welfare project; Feeding America accepts 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can contribute in your community or find a food pantry in your area.