SCOUT OUT HUNGER

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible to earn a free Scout Out Hunger Patch through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, free of charge.

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.

Schedule a tour to see behind-the-scenes

Scouting groups interested in earning their Scout Out Hunger patch must complete at least one project from each of the categories below.

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 in your community.

Service Project

  • Option 1: Organize a food or fund drive in your local community. For food drives, bring the donations to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank or one of its partner agencies in your community.
  • 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 in your community.
  • Option 3: Sort products, stock shelves, repackage bulk items, and pack boxes at one of our Healthy Food Hubs.  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.

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks before your desired date.

Scout Out Hunger

To learn more about how your scouting troop can partner with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, please contact us by:

Email: info@centralpafoodbank.org
Phone:  717.564.1700 or 570.321.8023