WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Food Drive 9 will once again team up with the Boy Scouts to go "Scouting for Food".
This effort includes thousands of Boy Scouts and adult leaders. They will distribute more than 800,000 bags to area homes on Saturday, November 5th and return the following Saturday, November 12th to pick them up.
Because of the DC "bag tax", no bags will be distributed in the District of Columbia. Instead, Boy Scouts will be at all 15 DC Safeway stores on Saturday, November 12th seeking donations of non-perishable food.
Last year, we collected more than 850,000 pounds of food and since we began Food Drive 9 in 1995, we have collected nearly 6 million pounds of food.
All donations go to the Capital Area Food Bank and other local feeding programs. Together, they provide more than a million and a half meals each month. The need is severe and increasing, especially for families with children and we can't think of a more meaningful community service than helping to put food on the table for families who need it.
Here are links where you can donate:
Capital Area Food Bank: www.capitalareafoodbank.org
Manna Food Center: http://www.mannafood.org/
Central Union Mission: http://www.missiondc.org/
ALIVE! Inc.: http://www.alive-inc.org/
Bread for the City: http://www.breadforthecity.org/
Spanish Catholic Center of the Archdiocese of Washington: http://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/page.aspx?pid=357
Community Development Corporation (Labor of Love): http://www.laboroflovecdc.org/
Centreville United Methodist Church : http://centreville-umc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=61
Christ Church: http://www.historicchristchurch.org/OutreachAndMission/ALIVE.aspx
Community Support Systems, Inc.: http://www.communitysupportsystems.org/
Damien Ministries, Inc.: http://www.damienministries.org/page.php?page_id=114982
DC Central Kitchen: http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/
Foggy Bottom Food Pantry: http://www.theunitedchurch.org/index.cfm?i=9290&mid=4&ministryid=20567
Food for Others: http://www.foodforothers.org/
Little Sisters of the Poor: http://www.littlesistersofthepoor.org/
Nick's Place, Inc.: http://www.nicksplace.org/
The Northwest Center: http://www.northwestcenter.net/
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church: http://www.josephite.com/parish/dc/olph/
Reston Drop-In Center, Inc.: http://www.therestondropincenter.org/
Second Genesis, Inc.: http://www.secondgenesis.org/
SHABACH! Ministries Inc.: http://www.shabachministries.org/
Sixth Presbyterian Church Food Closet
SOME (So Others Might Eat): http://www.some.org/
St. Camillus Food Pantry: http://www.stcamilluschurch.org/stewardship/food-pantry-needs.html
The True Vine Center, inc.: http://www.thetruevinecenter.org/
United Community Ministries: http://www.ucmagency.org/
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries: http://www.wfcmva.org/