2 cans of hearty soup, stew or chili: Supplies many nutrients.
2 cans of tuna, chicken, turkey, salmon or luncheon meat (e.g., Spam): Contains protein and iron. Canned salmon is a source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
1 can of fruit: Supplies vitamins A and C, foliate, potassium, fiber and other healthy substances.
1 can of 100 percent pure fruit or vegetable juice: Contains vitamin C and often beta carotene.
1 can of vegetables: Supplies beta carotene, vitamin C, foliate, complex carbohydrates, fiber and potassium.
1 can of tomato or pasta sauce: Contains vitamins A and C, as well as lycopene, a healthy substance that is more available to your body in canned and cooked tomatoes than in fresh.
1 canned meal: Offers a variety of ingredients and nutrients.
1 can of beans, refried beans or lentils: Contains plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber.
1 can of evaporated milk: Makes an excellent source of calcium and protein
Scouting For Food Fact Sheet
The River Trails District, which includes 7 counties in eastern central Missouri, started Scouting for Food in the 1980's. Since then, the campaign has grown into the Boy Scouts of America's largest single-month community food drive. Over the years, the campaign has collected 47 million food donations.
It takes a great deal of community support, planning, cooperation, desire, dedication, passion and volunteers to make Scouting for Food the largest single community food drive in the BSA. Here's a look at what Scouting for Food is, how it works and what's new.
What Is Scouting for Food? Scouting for Food is usually a week-long food drive that starts and ends on consecutive Saturdays. This year, the drive will start on Saturday, March 8th, (Bag Distribution Day), and end Saturday, March 15th; (Bag Collection Day). Note: These are suggested dates as the Ozark Trails Council now does the whole month of March for ease for unit coordination.
Scouting for Food is usually a week-long food drive that starts and ends on consecutive Saturdays. This year, the drive will start on Saturday, March 8th, (Bag Distribution Day), and end Saturday, March 15th; (Bag Collection Day). Note: These are suggested dates as the Ozark Trails Council now does the whole month of March for ease for unit coordination.
Bag Delivery - On March 8th, Scouts in all 7 counties of the River Trails District will deliver plastic bags to residences all over the River Trails District of southeastern Missouri. During the week, community residents will "thoughtfully give," filling their bags with nutritious canned goods.
Bag Collection - On March 15th, the Scouts will retrieve the filled bags from residents and take them to local participating businesses, and where volunteers will take there food goods to there designated local pantry.
Ingredients for Success: Through "thoughtful giving," Scouting for Food strives to deliver more than 12000 cans of food to nearly 110 food pantries that gain more than three months of provisions. Here's the program by numbers...