Scouting for Food

Make a Difference: Help Baltimore Area Council Feed Our Hungry!


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"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 neighbors generosity in our Scouting for Food program.

In 2011, over 499,000 pounds of food was collected and given to local food pantries, feeding programs, or food banks.


A total of 24,800 pounds of food was picked-up  for 2011 Scouting for Food.

          Food was delivered to the following sites:

          Community Assistance Network - 7900 E. Baltimore St.  Balto., Md. 21224.
          Essex United Methodist Church  - 524 Maryland Ave. Essex, Md. 21221
          St. Clare Catholic Church Food Pantry - 716 Myrth Ave., Essex. Md. 21221
          St. Rita Catholic Church - St. Vincent DiPaul Society Food Pantry -2907 Dunleer Rd. Dundalk, Md 21222
          Community of Christ Church - 3000 Baybriar Road,  Dundalk, Md. 21222
          Eastern Interfaith (Christian Community Church) 155 Orville Rd, Essex, Md. 21221
Bag that are picked up will be taken to Community Assistance Network, Inc, 7900 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Community Assistance Network, 7900 E Baltimore St

Some Units will take there bag also to local churches that have food pantries.



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