Scouting for Food


Oct 11, 2021 9:00 am to Nov 20, 2021 5:00 pm



Chickasaw Council Scout Service Center
171 S. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38112
Location Phone: 901-327-4193


Scouting for Food (SFF) is a nationwide Boy Scouts of America community service project, in which Scouts and all participants canvas communities collecting food for a neighborhood food pantry or the Mid-South Food Bank.  All units, Scouts, Explorers, leaders, parents, siblings, family members, and friends in Chickasaw Council are invited to join the fun and make an impact regarding food insecurity.

This is a pivotal year for reintroducing Scouting for Food as a signature council-wide community service project. We are positioning SFF as the first community service activity for new Scouts and healthy competition for the existing ones.

THE GOAL IS TO COLLECT 25,000 LBS.  WE ENCOURAGE ALL UNITS TO COMMIT TO COLLECTING AT LEAST THREE BAGS. Use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up your unit! 

Important Dates

Action Item

October 1

  • Digital flyers and bin signs will be available for download on this page.

October 12

  • Marketing materials  including International Paper collection bags, door hangers, flyers and bin signs will be available for pick up at the Council office. 

October 11

  • Campaign launches with Mid-South Food Bank collection bins in the following retail stores:
    • Cash Saver #11, 1620 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104    
    • Cash Saver #51, 4049 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
    • Cash Saver #327, 1977 S. Third St., Memphis, TN 38109

November 1-5

  • Door-to-door canvassing schedule/unit commitment
    • Drop off bags and door hangers at homes and local businesses.

November 20

(10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

  • Official Drop-off Day at Chickasaw Council Dunavant Scout Service Center or designated local pantry located in your district.


  • Local Business Opportunities
    • Calling all volunteers, parents, and supporters who own a local business to collect a minimum of three bags from clients/customers.
  • Weigh-in
    • You can drop the food off directly to the Mid-South Food Bank, located at 239 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN, 901-527-0841.
    • If you have a designated a local pantry, please weigh the bag and add to your tally. 
      • If you do not have a home scale, estimate one (1) pound per can and use your best judgement with other items.
  • Money Collection
    • If money or checks are given for the Scouting for Food drive, be sure to collect the cash or checks and turn them in at the Council office, to Erin Pfaffenroth, by Monday, November 22. We have a special account for "Scouting for Food" and will send a check to the Mid-South Food Bank unless designated for another pantry.
    • Online donations to the Mid-South Food Bank can be made here