The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has developed a Scout Out Hunger patch that is available free of charge to all interested scouting programs. The Scout Out Hunger project will help introduce the members of scouting programs to the important issue of hunger in the community. In addition, the program will help to educate participants about the many creative ways they can become involved and empower them to make a difference in central Pennsylvania.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible to earn a free Scout Out Hunger Patch through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Scouting groups interested in earning their Scout Out Hunger patch must complete at least one project from each of the below categories.
Tour & Discussion
- Option 1: Visit and take a tour of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to learn the what, why, and how of the emergency food distribution network. During the tour, scouts will have the opportunity to ask questions.
- Option 2: Visit and take a tour of one of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s partner agencies.
- Option 1: Organize a food drive in your local community and bring the donations to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank or one of its partner agencies
- Option 2: Participate in the annual Scouting for Food food drive in November and bring the donations collected to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank or one of its partner agencies.
- Option 3: Sort products into like categories, stock shelves, repackage bulk items, and pack boxes with assorted or like food in the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s warehouse.
Note: scouts must be at least 12 years or older to volunteer in the Food Bank’s warehouse.
- Option 4: Volunteer your time at one of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s partner agencies in your local community.
For more information about the Scout Out Hunger patch program, or to schedule a tour and volunteer experience at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, please contact Chris Gray, at 717.564.1700.