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Boy Scouts of America

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America's nationwide service project to help stop hunger in our communities. It began as a Scout's service project in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1985, and was adopted by the Boy Scout National Organization in 1988.


Scouting for Food is a nationwide Boy Scouts of America community service project in which Scouts canvas their local communities collecting food for their local food pantries. All Units, Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings, family members, and friends in the Golden Empire Council are invited to help! Scouts obtain satisfaction and demonstrate how they may serve others by providing a valuable and needed service to the less fortunate in their communities. 

Scouting for Food takes place on first two consecutive weekends of March. On the first weekend, scouts distribute door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On the second weekend, scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice, and other nonperishable items.

Please keep in mind the dates below for this years event.





Scouting For Food Dates
Key Dates Event Details

Starting on

March 5, 2022

Units go door-to-door in their assigned area distributing door hangers that request food donations.
March 12, 2022

Units go door-to-door in their assigned area to pick-up the donations left outside. Knock on doors regardless if food is left.

  • Complete and submit GEC Scouting for Food report also located in the Scouting for Food Tool Kit
  • Report your total participation, Food Collection and Money donated
  • Turn in your report to your District Scouting for Food Chair or District Food Bank Representative
March 12, 2022 Help us to tell our story better with this simple reporting tool! Units report Scouting for Food, and service hours.
  • Using the GEC Scouting for Food report provided to you, please report Unit service hours:
  • Enter your service hours; click here
    • Never reported service hours before?? See the help page here for more assistance.
March 13, 2022

Celebrate your hard work and all you have done for your Community






Scouting for Food - Local Drop Off Points and District SFF Chairs 

Three Rivers District

Elk Grove Food Bank Services

9820 Dino Dr #140, Elk Grove, CA, 95624

Elk Grove/ Three Rivers South Scouting for food Chairperson Keith McConnell  916-919-5206

                                                                                      or Charles Potter  916-201-6622

 Rancho Cordova Food Locker

10497 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670

River City Food Bank

2300 Edison Ave, Sacramento, CA, 95821

Sacramento/ Three Rivers North Scouting for food Chairperson  Keith McConnell  916-916-5206

                                                                                          or Charles Potter  916-201-6622

American River District

River City Food Bank at St. Matthew  Rancho Cordova

Twin Lake Food Bank : 327 Montrose Dr, Folsom, CA 95630

American River Scouting for Food Contact Julie Vasquez (559) 356-2124


Placer District

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

12972 Earhart Ave Ste 301, Auburn, CA, 95602

The Salt Mine Food Closet

590 Lincoln Blvd Lincoln, CA, 95648

St. Vincent De Paul Food locker

503 Giuseppe Court, Suite 8, Roseville, CA, 95678

Placer Scouting for Food Contact Jonathan Rogness (310) 717 1925


Buttes District

Food Bank of Nevada County

310 Railroad Ave unit 100, Grass Valley, CA, 95945

Scouting for Food Contact Russ Erickson (530) 518-8508

Catholic Ladies Relief Society

Chico Area

Scouting for Food Contact Russ Erickson (530) 518-8508

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank

760 Stafford Way, Yuba City, CA, 95991

Scouting for Food Contact Russ Erickson (530) 518-8508

Pioneer Express District

Divine Savior Catholic Church

St Vincent De Paul Food Bank

3100 Norris Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Rancho Cordova Food Locker

10497 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670

Scouting for Food Contact Steve Carter (516) 813-3778 or

Yolano District


1712 Picasso Ave, Suite D, Davis, CA, 95618

Sherry Heins (530) 574-3360

Woodland Food Closet

509 College Street, Woodland, CA 95776

Vacaville Storehouse

1146 E. monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA, 95688

Scouting for Food Contact Guy Jaseph (707) 761 6745 or Tyler Bonino (530) 908 1879


Northern River District 

Salvation Army

2691 Larkspur Ln, Redding, CA 96002

Scouting for Food Contact David Goldsberry (530)209-4838 or Anna Pownell (507)581-3694












251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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