On Saturday, November 17th starting at 9:00 AM, Boy
Scouts of all ages from the Pacific Skyline Council will be collecting non-perishable food from locations throughout San Mateo and northern Santa Clara Counties during their annual "Scouting for Food" collection drive.
Each year, our Council collects upwards of 80,000 lbs. of food – enough to provide a hot and healthy Holiday meal for 20,000 families! This community-service project benefits local food banks and charities, including Coastside Hope.
This Saturday, Nov. 10th, the Scouts will deliver almost 100,000 door-hangers to these locations inviting the public to participate the following weekend and help those in need.
If your residence did receive a door-hanger--please place your non-perishable goods in a recycled bag or box,
attach the door-hanger to it, and place it outside in view of the street no later than 9:00 AM, Saturday, November 17th, and it will be collected then by local Scouts.
If you did not receive a door-hanger--the Scouts invite you to participate by bringing your food donations and/or money between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM directly to one of the three, local collection sites staffed by helpful, cheerful, and kind Boy Scouts. "...To help other people
at all times..." Boy Scout Oath
1) Half Moon Bay--Coastside Hope (warehouse), 214 Harvard Ave. (nearest cross street, Airport St.), or
2)Pacifica--Pacifica Resource Center, 1809 Palmetto Ave. (nearest cross street, Santa Maria Ave.), -- use the Palmetto Ave. side ramp to enter, or
3)South San Francisco--Salvation Army Citadel Corps Community Center, 409 South Spruce Ave. (nearest cross street, Huntington Ave.)
Suggested non-perishable, non-expired foods include but are not limited to
Canned goods (tuna or chicken, fruit, vegetables, soups or chili, spaghetti or ravioli), Peanut Butter, Cereal or Pop Tarts, Pancake or Muffin Mixes, Crackers or Cookies, Instant Soup, Rice or Beans, Pasta, Powdered Juice or Milk, Dried Fruits, or Snack Bars.
***Please no open containers which will be discarded, or
frozen/refrigerated items and glass containers.***
The northern San Mateo County and Coastside areas
Boy Scouts thank you for your support in helping your neighbors in need!