Boy Scouts/Sea Scouts Help In the Fight Against Hunger with Food Drive

Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger during food drive in Sebastian, Florida.
Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger during food drive in Sebastian, Florida.

Local Boy Scouts of America and Sea Scouts collected more than 45000 lbs of food for those in need this weekend. The young men and women braved the nasty weather going house to house collecting food and delivered it to multiple food banks, including the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Roseland.

What Is “Scouting for Food?”

“Scouting for Food” is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1985. The Boy Scouts of America National Organization adopted the idea, and Scouting For Food began in all councils nationwide in 1988. One in five children live in a food-insecure home. There are children who don’t know where their next meal will come from in every community. The goal is to help feed those in need in all of our communities, according to www.cflscouting.org/scouting-for-food/.

Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger during food drive in Sebastian, Florida.
Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger during food drive in Sebastian, Florida.

How Scouting for Food Works

On the first Saturday in November, Scouting For Food door hanger drop-offs take place. Then, the following Saturday food donation pickups take place.

Roseland Ecumenical Food Pantry

The Roseland Ecumenical Food Pantry is made possible by a group of churches in the Sebastian area. In the past year, they have provided over 25,000 meals to families in need in the Treasure Coast.

How Can I Receive Food

Residents who live Grant/Valkaria, Barefoot Bay, Micco, Fellsmere, Gifford, Vero Lake Estates, Roseland, and Sebastian, who are income-eligible, can receive food up to once a month for their household.

All you have to do is fill out a simple income eligibility form. No ID is required.

How Can I Help

Food and fund donations are always welcome. The Ecumenical Food Pantry in Roseland is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. All of your donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Roseland United Methodist Church office at (772) 589-3035.

Location/Hours

The Roseland Food Pantry is located at 8205 129th Court, behind the Roseland United Methodist Church office complex.

They are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Tina Hodges moved to Sebastian with her family in 1980 and has lived in the area ever since. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years before she became a full-time travel writer. Tina joined Sebastian Daily in 2016.