As food insecurity rises in our communities, the 2023 Scouting for Food Drive, sponsored by AdventHealth, aims to collect food for those who are in need.
Scouts will be delivering bags in local neighborhoods on Nov. 4 and will come back to collect the donated food on doorsteps on Nov. 11.
Residents are encouraged to place non-perishable goods in a bag on their doorstep by 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 to be picked up by the Scouts.
The food and cash donations are directed to Second Harvest Food Bank and other local food pantries.
For more information, visit cflscouting.org/scouting-for-food/.
This year marks the fourth year that AdventHealth has partnered with the Scouts for this food drive.
Many people in our own community report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities, according to a Hunger in America study.
Scouts participate in Scouting for Food to fulfill their oath to "help other people at all times."