Scouting for Food

Last year The Capitol District collected just over 30,000 pounds and this years goal is 40,000 pounds form all our units in TCD. so Let us show our support and Cheerful service to our neighbors in need. 



Anne Arundel County Food Bank and Resource Center

120 Marbury Dr. Crownsville, MD 21032

9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 Monday through Friday only (No Weekends)

For other arrangements please contact


    Information about the foodbank in AACO

Founded in 1986, Your Anne Arundel County Food Bank was established to collect, purchase, and distribute food to not-for-profit, human service organizations in Anne Arundel County.  The Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) is the only free multipurpose agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances and more free of charge. To ensure all areas of Anne Arundel County are covered, especially those in low income communities, we offer our services free of charge. 




Units may Drop goods off on our designated special day.   

Saturday March            18, 2017 Only

 Times are 9:00Am-12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

We will have bags at the February 9th roundtable to hand out




Robert Ferris







Scouting for Food Donation Letter

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My Name is _______________________________________   From Scout Unit __________________


Scouting For Food is one of the Boy Scouts of America’s best known national service projects and is conducted by virtually every Boy Scout council across the nation on an annual basis.

Scouting For Food was first conducted on a national level, as a National Good Turn, by the BSA in 1988 and collected more than 60 million food items in that year.

Local Impact:

In the Baltimore Area Council, Scouting For Food has had a long tradition as being the single largest service project in Central Maryland.  Under the leadership of many adult volunteers, and through their dedication, the Scouting For Food program has annually collected food items to donate to local food agencies and feeding programs including homeless shelters, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens.  These agencies vary in size and may serve a small amount of families in a local community or thousands of families in Central Maryland.

How To Get Help Out:

I am leaving this bag so your family can fill it with Non-Perishable foods for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.  Below is an example of the items the organization could use.

"The Perfect Bag"

  • 2 cans of hearty soup, stew or chili - Supplies many nutrients.
  • 2 cans of tuna, chicken, 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% pure fruit 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 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 - Contains plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber.
  • 1 can of evaporated milk - Makes an excellent source of calcium and protein.

For over 20 years, Scouts of all ages in the Baltimore Area Council have collected food items to help feed families in need.  Over 95,000 families depend on their neighbor’s generosity in our Scouting for Food program.

In 2015, over 300,000 pounds of food was collected and given to over 70 local food pantries, feeding programs, or food banks.  There were over 4,000 scouts and Scouters involved in the distribution and collection of the Scouting for Food bags.  In 2015 The Capitol District collected 18,000 pounds of food.  Thankfully to your support in 2016 we increased our totals to 30,000 pounds of food.  Let’s see how much we can collect to shatter our past records.  Please do your best to help out.

Thank You for your donation and support. Yours in Scouting                                                                                                         I will be collecting the bags on this date_____/_______/_______.