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Scouting for Food Success

In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 8th, hundreds of Boy Scouts across Alamo Area Council went out into their neighborhoods to drop off grocery bags. They returned a week later in hopes of finding them on their neighbor’s porches filled to the brim with food. This process was part of Scouting for Food community service project in which we partner with the San Antonio Food Bank External Linkand the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas annually. Scouting for Food is a region-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. We are proud to continue this partnership in the community.

On the morning of April 15th, Troop 228 chartered out of Northwest Hills United Methodist Church set out to collect those bags. They were shadowed by the San Antonio Express-News for a story External Linkon the perspective of the Scouts participating. 

Carloads and truckloads of Pack and Troop leaders rolled into our Council office parking lot to deliver thousands of bags of food they had collected. Northeast ISDExternal Link Superintendent Dr. Brian Gottardy was on hand as well to greet the Scouts as they made their deliveries. San Antonio Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper was also on hand to greet the Scouts. In all, the Boy Scouts gathered over 10,900 pounds of food here at the office- double that of last year. Collectively, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts collected over 18,300 pounds of food! What a wonderful way to do a good turn daily!