BOY SCOUTS KICK-OFF CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS – AND FOOD – FOR LOCAL CHILDREN FACING HUNGER ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
WHAT: Beginning March, 1, 2014Feeding America San Diego (FASD) and the Boy Scouts of America San Diego-Imperial Council (BSASDIC) are joining forces to help kids feed kids this spring. Scouting For Food (SFF)will send thousands of local Boy Scouts into San Diego communities to help raise awareness – and food – for the one in four children facing food insecurity in the region.
WHEN: Local scouts will kick off this year’s campaign on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Throughout the month of March, scouts will canvas local neighborhoods to spread the word about the program. The Boys Scouts of America San Diego-Imperial Council hope to collect 50,000 pounds of food, which will be sorted, packed and distributed by FASD with the help of local volunteers and participating troops.
WHERE: Feeding America San Diego, 9455 Waples Street, San Diego, CA 92121.
WHO: Troops of various ages will kick-off this year’s Scouting for Food campaign at the FASD distribution center in Mira Mesa with special volunteer projects and educational opportunities.
For more information about Scouting for Food and a list of most needed food items, please visit feedingamericasd.org/ScoutingForFood.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA SAN DIEGO
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is San Diego’s largest hunger-relief organization, distributing more than 23 million pounds of food within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with more than 200 distribution partners, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy, and education, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. To learn more about Feeding America San Diego and its hunger-relief initiatives, visit feedingamericasd.org.