Scouting for Food

Help the Boy Scouts Collect One Million Pounds of Food
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Scouting for Food

Event Info

Key Dates

Saturday, November 4 – Bag distribution in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Saturday, November 11 – Bag/food collection (see CAFB’s most wanted list) ; Scout appearances at participating Safeway locations (see below).


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

On November 4, Scouts will distribute plastic bags to homes in Maryland and Virginia, and flyers at District of Columbia residences. Scouts then return a week later to pick up the food on November 11.

Thanks to the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Scouting for Food marks 28 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 WUSA-TV and Safeway 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:

SAFEWAY 6500 Piney Branch Rd NW Washington DC (store 1276)
SAFEWAY 415 14th St SE Washington DC (store) 4205
Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church – 3401 Nebraska Ave NW (corner of New Mexico Ave., just south of American University)
St. Anthony of Padua Church – 1029 Monroe St NE