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Apr 9, 2016
Scouting for Food 2016- Bag Distribution
Apr 16, 2016
Scouting for Food Day 2016 - Drop Off

APR - Scouting for Food 2016 (NEW DATES)

Support A Unified Focus on Youth Making a Difference in our Communities


Scouting for Food is a regional-wide food drive led by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with the goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of food for those in need, with a focus on youth.

The drive will take place over two weekends:

  • On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will deliver empty paper bags donated by H-E-B throughout their local neighborhoods. The bags have instructions on them for you to fill with nonperishable items and leave on your doorstop early the following Saturday morning April 16, 2016.
  • Starting at 8 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will retrace their steps, pick up the filled bags and then deliver them to drop points throughout the region where the San Antonio Food Bank will have trucks waiting to collect the food

For more information about Scouting for Food, visit

Scouting for Food 2016 Details

Please check your e-mail for updated pick-up times and location! You can pick up your bags on Monday, April 4th from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 6th from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 8 p.m., at the McGimsey Scout Park Sports Court next to the Alamo Area Council Office. Also, you can pick up your bags from your Scout Service Executive at your Roundtable on Thursday, April 7th.

Bag Distribution Day - Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bag Collection Day - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Scouts will be picking up food on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 AM – 12 PM. Our drop off locations, which will have a Food Bank truck, will be open from 10 AM – 12:00 PM before the trucks head back to the Food Bank to weight and inventory all of the food that has been collected.

Please contact the Scouting for Food team to coordinate pickup of the bags located at both Alamo Area Council service centers prior to bag distribution day.   can also help coordinate your district's Scouting for Food participation for the territory you will be asked to cover.

Please recruit leaders and parents to cover your unit's territory.  The Alamo Area Council has partnered with community organizations, like the San Antonio Food Bank, to coordinate eleven (11) drop off centers across the 13 county area in which we serve.  More information on this event will be distributed at leader Roundtables and emailed out. 

Drop Off Locations

Should you not receive a bag in your neighborhood but still wish to participate, please bring nonperishable food items to any of the following drop locations on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Look for the San Antonio Food Bank truck in the following parking lots.

    • H-E-B’s:
      • H-E-B Store 23 – 5910 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
    •  Boy Scouts of America Alamo Area Council Offices
      • 2226 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213
      • 8503 S. Zarzamora St., San Antonio, TX 78224
    • Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
      • 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216
    • San Antonio Food Bank – 5200 W Old US Highway 90, San Antonio, TX 78227
      • St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry – 1145 Broadway St., Kerrville, TX 78028
      • Hill Country Family Services Food Pantry – 118 w. Advogt, Boerne, TX 78006
      • The Kitchen Table – 651 N. Business 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130

For more information, contact Alamo Area Council Scouting for Food team by email

To learn more about hunger in our area, visit the San Antonio Food Bank's website, www.SAfoodbank.orgExternal Link.  What items are most needed in our community? See what the 12 most wanted itemsExternal Link are on the SA Food bank website.

A Unified Focus on Youth – Hunger Facts:

  • 1 in 4 children in Bexar County alone are food insecure.
  • Nearly 40% of the Food Bank’s emergency food recipients are children.
  • Each week, the Food Bank’s Kids Cafes provide more than 3,500 after-school meals to children in need.





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