Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food

Scouts collect nearly 30,000 pounds of food locally to help feed hungry people.

Scouts from the Greater Annandale, Burke, and Fairfax areas collected food from neighborhoods as part of the Scouting for Food program. Two BSA Districts were involved, Old Dominion District and the Patriot District.

Scouts collected 13,213 pounds of food for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action). Scouts collected 14,735 pounds of food for ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others) in Springfield. Order of the Arrow (OA) worked inside to sort various foods to put on the shelves.

At St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church (SSUMC) in Burke, 1,600 pounds of food were sent to the Capital Food Bank and 400 pounds were kept for St. Stephen’s Food Bank.