Nearly 1 in 8 Hoosiers struggles with food insecurity. Scouting for Food (SFF) is a community service partnership with Krogers, Payless stores, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts that benefits hundreds of families in our communities in Indiana. Scouting for Food allows Girl Scout troops and their families to help to address the problem of hunger by collecting thousands of pounds of food items that are donated to food pantries, religious organizations and other community organizations who help distribute food to the hungry.
How to Participate
- Pick up SFF bags and labels
Bags and labels will be available at all Girl Scout Service Centers beginning February 18.
- Participate in Kroger Stores
Girl Scout troops are encouraged to volunteer for in-store promotions at Kroger stores, Saturday, March 19. Troops will assist by promoting the sale of pre-packaged bags to customers. Troops are responsible for contacting the store manager in their community prior to volunteering for in-store promotions.
- Drop off bags to family, friends and neighbors -March 14- April 9.
- Pick up donations
- Donate food items to food pantries in your community
Girl Scouts in Madison County may also participate in SFF at Payless stores in your community May 1-May 28. Indicate on the SFF label the date you will pick up donation. Pick up donation on the date indicated.
- Report Results
By April 16 – Report your results (summary patch order) online and receive a free Scouting for Food patch.
By June 4- (Girl Scouts in Madison County) report your results (summary patch order) online and receive a free Scouting for Food patch.
For more information contact Carolyn Payton at 317.924.6830