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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts work towards a “Good Turn” to collect 25,000 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts deliver thousands of empty paper bags donated by H-E-B and sponsored by USAA throughout their local neighborhoods on Saturday, April 8th with instructions on them for community supporters to fill with nonperishable items and leave on their doorsteps Saturday morning starting at 8:00 AM April 15th.  Media is invited to see the Scouts in action at two of the drop-off locations on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm at either the BSA’s Main Service Center located at 2226 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213  Or, the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center located at 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216.

Scouting for Food has been a tradition in the National Boy Scouts of America since 1985. “The Alamo Area Council is happy to partner with the Girl Scouts to see our youth do a Good Turn and give back to the community,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council. “Service plays an essential role in the traditions of the Boy Scouts of America and the Scouting movement.”

The Scouting youth are participating in Scouting for Food, the largest one-day food drive for the National Boy Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA), partnering with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and the San Antonio Food Bank, will feed less fortunate youth by collecting filled bags on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then bringing the food items to designated drop-off points throughout the region.

I volunteer to help our young people.  Scouting for Food is a great way for our Scouts to do a "Good Turn" and give back to our community by helping those in need.” Says Patty Garza of Troop 70 of Alamo Area Council.

The San Antonio Food Bank reports 1 in 4 children in Bexar County alone are food insecure, with nearly 40% of the Food Bank’s emergency food recipients being children.  Scouts hope to have an impact on these startling numbers by contributing to Scouting for Food.  For event details, visit or Link.

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 15, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Look for the San Antonio Food Bank truck in the following locations:

  • H-E-B Store 23 – 5910 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
  • Boy Scouts of America Alamo Area Council Offices
  • Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
  • San Antonio Food Bank – 5200 W Old US Highway 90, San Antonio, TX 78227
  • Kitchen Table – 651 N Business 35 Suite 340, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry – 1145 Broadway, Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Hill Country Family Services Food Pantry – 118 W Advogt, Boerne, TX 78006
  • La Vernia Food Pantry, 111 Chihuahua St. LaVernia, TX 78121
  • Devine Food Pantry, 210 South Bright Devine, TX 78016
  • Floresville Food Pantry, 335 Alternative Lane Floresville, TX 78114
  • St. Vincent De Paul: Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Floresville, 988 Second Street Floresville, TX  
  • Sutherland Springs, 216 4th Street Sutherland Springs, TX 78161
  • First United Methodist Church of Cotulla, 302 N. Center Street Cotulla, TX 78014
  • First Baptist Church of Jourdanton, 515 Zanderson Avenue Jourdanton, TX 78026
  • Resurrection Baptist Church , 142 CR 6840 Lytle, TX 78052
  • St. Vincent De Paul, 1145 Broadway Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Hill Country Family SVCS, 118 W. Advogt Boerne, TX 78006
  • Hosanna Baptist Church, 237 School St. Poteet, TX 78065

To learn more about hunger in our area and how you can make a difference, visit the San Antonio Food Bank’s website, www.safoodbank.orgExternal Link.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 5,900 volunteer adults in South Texas. With Learning for Life, an in-school character education subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, the Council serves over 22,500 youth.  The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness.  Learn more at 

About the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

In partnership with nearly 6,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas serves 18,500 girls in its 21-county jurisdiction. Girl Scouting helps girls in grades K–12 develop the courage to experience new adventures, the confidence to defy self-doubt and the character to impact a community. Volunteers are needed to help today's girls make the world a better place. Change a Life. It's forever. Volunteer. For more information, visit www.girlscouts-swtx.orgExternal Link

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About the San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing millions of pounds of food to over 500 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but also help individuals and families gain long-term food security. For more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit our website at www.safoodbank.orgExternal Link. Find us on Facebook at Link or follow us on Twitter at Link.


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