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Scouting for food

March 4, 2023

Join Scouts across the CPC as we collect tens of thousands of pounds of food for local food banks and pantries.

March 4, 2023

Hunger does not stop after the holiday season.

After inquiring with the local food pantries we serve, there is a crucial need for food in the Spring, after the surplus of giving from the holiday season runs out. In a concerted effort to be a helpful Scout in a time of need, Cascade Pacific Council has moved their Scouting for Food efforts to the first Saturday of March. We hope this effort will help refill shelves and continue to support local families in need.

Units are welcome to do a food collection multiple times throughout the year.

Check dates for Walk and Knock in Washington at https://walkandknock.org/

How it works:

  1. Order your door hangers (orders closed Thursday February 9th, 2023)
  2. Set a day/time to distribute flyers around your neighborhood or meeting place (1-2 weeks before collection such as February 18th or 25th. )
  3. Collect bags of food and deliver to a drop-off location on March 4, 2023
  4. Log your total collected here and receive recognition patches for your Scouts!


Looking for Scouting for Food patches?  Contact your Nor’West Scout Shop to see what’s in stock.

Key Contacts

Carrie Hutchcraft
Program Assistant

Scouting for Food Dropsites

DistrictCityOrganizationAddressCityStateZipContact NamePhone/EmailTimes and Details
Timberline PortlandNortheast Emergency Food Program (NEFP)4800 NE 72nd Ave.PortlandOR97218Jon Makler503-284-5470 nefp@emoregon.orgOpen 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Timberline GreshamZarephath Ministries Kitchen59 NW Ava Ave.GreshamOR97030Laurie Holycross503-913-5422 lholycross33@gmail.com9:00AM - 2:00PM.
Timberline DamascusChrist the Vine Lutheran Church18677 SE Hwy 212DamascusOR97089Tim Giorgi503-708-7745 tim.giorgi@gmail.com11:00AM to 1:00PM
Timberline MilwaukieChrist the King Church/St. Vincent de Paul7414 SE Michael Dr.MilwaukieOR97222Nate Hoke503-720-0084 natekimhoke@gmail.com
Timberline PortlandSnowCap17788 SE Pine St.PortlandOR97233Nate Larsen503-405-4295 nate@snocap.org11:00AM - 2:00PM
Rivers Edge West LinnWest Linn Food Pantry1683 Willamette Falls DriveWest LinnOR97068 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Rivers EdgeOregon CityUnited Methodist Church18955 South End RdOregon CityOR9704510:00AM to 12:00PM
Rivers EdgeCanbyThe Canby Center681 SW 2nd Ave.CanbyOR97013 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Rivers EdgeTualatinTualatin School House Pantry3550 SW Borland RdTualatinOR9706211:00AM to 2:00PM
Rivers EdgeTigardBethlehem House of Bread9055 SW Locust StTigardOR9722310:00AM to 2:00PM
Spirit LakeVarious. See Times and Details.Check website for locations and times open: https://walkandknock.org/
Pacific TrailBeavertonHoly Trinity Catholic Community Outreach13715 SW Walker RoadBeavertonOR97005Michelle Dieter503-641-1842 michelle@h-t.org10:00AM - 2:00PM
Pacific TrailPortlandSt. Juan Diego/St. Vincent de Paul995 NW 178th Ave.PortlandOR97229Karol Mesa 971-732-0603 mesa.karol@gmail.com10:00AM - 2:00PM. Modular building in lower parking lot.
Pacific TrailBeavertonSt. Cecilia Church/St. Vincent de Paul5120 SW Franklin St. BeavertonOR9700510:00AM - 1:00PM
Pacific TrailBeavertonAloha Church of God18380 SW Kinnaman Rd. BeavertonOR97007Donna Coonrod503-906-0255 donna112556@comcast.net10:00AM - 2:00PM
Pacific TrailHillsboroSt. Matthew Catholic Church/St. Vincent de Paul475 SE 3rd Ave.HillsboroOR97123Marian Margiotta503-703-8355 mmargiotta@frontier.com10:00AM - 2:00PM
Pacific TrailForest GroveSt. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church/St. Vincent de Paul1660 Elm St. Forest GroveOR97116John Moore503-360-6973 https://www.safg.org10:00AM - 2:00PM The food pantry is in the Parish house.
Pacific TrailVernoniaVernonia Cares Food Bank547 Weed Ave.VernoniaOR97064503-429-1414
Pacific Trail BeavertonMurray Hills Christian Church, Casey's Corner Food Pantry15050 SW Weir RoadBeaverton OR97007Leslie Annand, Volunteer Coordinatormhccfoodpantry@gmail.com10:00AM to 2:00PM High need for applesauce, spaghetti noodle and sauce
Pacific Trail BeavertonSt. Matthew Lutheran Church Food Pantry10390 SW Canyon Rd.BeavertonOR97005Stan Schell971-294-5080 stanschell@frontier.comHours: 10AM – 2PM Follow the signs in the church parking lot to the pantry and deliver the food at the lower pantry parking lot.
Pacific TrailBeavertonMurray Hills Christian Church Casey's Corner15050 SW Weir Rd.BeavertonOR97007Leslie Annandleslie.annand@gmail.comPlease drop off food on the lower level between 10:00AM and 1:00PM. If you need to make arrangements for another day to drop off, please contact Leslie at leslie.annand@gmail.com.

About Scouting for Food

A Scout who helps those in need will develop kindness, compassion and a lifetime need to make a difference in the world. An annual tradition since 1986, Scouting for Food rallies Scouts across the nation to collect food for local food banks.

Cascade Pacific Council Scouts will collect food for the hungry and provide it to specific local food banks throughout the greater Northwest. Food banks will be accepting non-perishable, unexpired food. Other ideas include monetary donations or gift cards.

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