Scouting for Food

 


Scouting for Food

Saturday, November 14, 2020

*Saturday, November 7, 2020: Door hanger distribution day


Chairman: Nikki Nice, Oklahoma City Councilwoman, Ward 7


"To help other people at all times" is not only part of the Scout Oath; it's an annual council-wide service project across 24 counties of central and southwest Oklahoma.

The annual Scouting for Food Drive of the Last Frontier Council involves door-to-door food collection efforts by Scouts to collect non-perishable food for local food pantries. Scouts distribute informational door hangers a week prior to the collection day. On the morning of the collection day, Scouts canvass neighborhoods to collect bags and boxes full of non-perishable food destined for Oklahomans who need a little extra help during the winter.

This year on Saturday, Nov. 14, Scouts will collect donated food and deliver to local food pantries. In 2019, over 52,000 pounds of food was collected by Scouts across central and southwestern Oklahoma. With an increasing need this year we hope to collect even more food to meet the rising demand of local food pantries. There are many unknowns of back-to-school this year, many kids and families will continue to face food shortages and local food banks have seen up to a 35% increase in food related needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Hunger Facts

  • 40 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 12 million children.
  • A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
  • Children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States. 
  • 58% of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)

*Facts from Feeding America

 

Media

News Interview: 2018 Chairman Nick Harroz and Scout Sydney King on Fox 25

News Interview: 2018 Scouts Jeremiah & Solomon Still on Fox 25

Informational Video: 2012 Lawton Food Drive

Position Name Telephone
Development Director Emilie Hechtner (405) 840-1114 x237 Email
Sooner District Executive Dan Sewell (405) 840-1114 Email