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Scouting for Food

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Let’s Help Those Less Fortunate

One in six people go hungry every day, but you can help. Get your Scouts prepared to participate in the annual ‘Scouting for Food’ drive, so we can all provide more wholesome meals for families and children.What Hunger Looks Like in Western Washington
The following information is from the 2010 Hunger in America study. To view the full report, click here. Hunger can affect anyone.

  • More than 45% of the individuals using a food bank, meal program or shelter in Western Washington have some form of post-secondary education. Only 9% are actually homeless.
  • 37% of the people Food Lifeline serves are children.

The Consequences of Hunger:

  • Children who are hungry may be less attentive, independent, and curious. Many hungry children have difficulty concentrating; therefore their reading ability and verbal and motor skills suffer. Children who are hungry also often experience headaches, fatigue, frequent colds, and other illnesses that may cause them to be less physically active.
  • Hunger can have a devastating emotional impact; it may diminish self-confidence and self-esteem. In a culture that encourages self-reliance, individuals who need food assistance may hesitate to seek help. They may experience.

March 23rd – door hangers go out to neighborhoods
March 30th – food collection and sorting day

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