Scouting for Food

Help the Boy Scouts Collect One Million Pounds of Food
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Scouting for Food

Event Info

Key Dates

Saturday, November 1 – Bag distribution in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Saturday, November 8 – Bag/food collection; Scout appearances at participating Safeway locations (see below).


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Scouting for Food is an annual Boy Scout led food drive covering the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area.

On November 1, Scouts distribute plastic bags to homes in Maryland and Virginia, and flyers at District of Columbia residences. Scouts then return a week later to homes to pick up the food.

Thanks to the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Scouting for Food marks 27 years of nourishing the area’s hungry. Since the program launched in 1987, Scouts have collected millions of pounds of non-perishable food items to provide for people in need. The Capital Area Food Bank is proud to continue to team up with NCAC, BSA, WUSA-TV, Safeway and The Washington Examiner to help continue filling the food bank’s shelves through this event.

Washington, DC Drop-Off Locations
Scouts will be on hand to collect donation at these participating DC locations:

6500 PINEY BRANCH RD NW
4865 MAC ARTHUR BLVD NW (Palisades)
4203 DAVENPORT ST. NW (Friendship Heights)
415 14TH STREET SE (Capitol Hill)
2845 ALABAMA AVE.SE (Good Hope, Naylor, Ft. Stanton)
1747 COLUMBIA RD NW (Adams Morgan)
1100 4th ST., SW (Waterside, Arena Stage)
490 L STREET, NW (NOMA)
1855 WISCONSIN AVE (Georgetown)
322 40TH STREET NE (Fort Dupont, Minnesota Ave)
1601 MARYLAND AVE. NE (Hechinger Mall)