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Scouting for Food

America’s Largest One Day Food Drive

Scouting For Food is the Greater St. Louis Area Council’s one-of-a-kind day of service. Thousands of Scouts, parents, and leaders hit the streets on a Saturday in November to distribute blue bags to the homes in their area. ¬†Community members fill up those bags with non-perishable food items and the Scouts return one week later to pick up those bags and distribute them to local food banks and pantries. ¬†On average we collect almost 2 million food items each year.

Thank you to everyone who supported our modified campaign in 2020 and we are looking forward the to 2021 drive!


We are proud to be supporting the St Louis Area Foodbank, Operation Food Search, the Central Illinois Foodbank, and the Southeast Missouri Foodbank.

Your donation will remain local. For example, if your zip code is in Southern Missouri, your donation will go directly to the Southeast Missouri Foodbank. If you are from a St. Louis zip code, your donation will go to St. Louis Area Foodbank and Operation Food Search.

The following counties will see your donation stay local:

Missouri Counties: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dunklin, Franklin, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Warren, Washington, Wayne

Illinois Counties: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Union, Washington, Williamson