Boy Scouts modify Scouting for Food with text-to-give, donation drop-off options


ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Last year, the Boy Scouts of America's Scouting for Food campaign provided more than 1 million meals for the less fortunate. And although this year has come with some challenges, they're finding ways to make donating easy for everyone.

The traditional plan of local scouts placing bags on every door or mailbox was not possible this year, so they've modified things to give people two options to make donations.

You can drop off food donations at one of the dozens of locations setup by the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts. Click here to find the closest one to you. Any Lion’s Choice in the metro St. Louis area will accept food donations as well.

These locations will collect food until Dec. 13.

The other option for givers is to text “SCOUTFOOD” to 91999. All text-to-give proceeds will go to St. Louis Area Foodbank, SEMO Foodbank, Operation Food Search and the Central Illinois Foodbank. A $25 donation is equal to 100 meals.

“We are very excited and proud to be able to offer the Scouting for Food drive this year, as it is more important than ever for us to come together as a community and take care of each other,” said Dave Chambliss, director of marketing at the Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA. “2020 has been exceptionally difficult for so many, and this is a way we can really provide service to others while remaining safe and healthy.”

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