Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scouting For Food
2013
Results
As of 11/20/13

CCSFood Bank
2013 2012         %
LOCATION WT WT CHANGE
ANTIOCH-JEFFERY 1,0105 4580 120.63%
ANTIOCH-RIO GRANDE 5107 9534 -46.43%
BERKELEY 3095 1656 86.90%
BRENTWOOD 5334 4265 25.06%
FARM BUREAU HALL 1,0179 9425 8.00%
CONCORD-FB 2479 6474 -61.71%
CONCORD-TREAT 4537 5123 -11.44%
DANVILLE 34,080 29,567 15.26%
DISCOVERY BAY 0 497 -100.00%
MORAGA 21,870 16,555 32.11%
PLEASANT HILL 12,712 12,868 -1.21%
HILLTOP 1535 2779 -44.76%
(CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 111,033 103,323 7.46%)
BENICIA 3442 3500 -1.66%
FAIRFIELD-FB 5915 7593 -22.10%
VALLEJO 1141 1871 -39.02%
TAFB   incl incl
(SOLANO COUNTY 10498 12964 -19.02%)



GRAND TOTAL (CC&S) 121,531 116,287 4.51%

 Lake County                          2,815           3,967

Napa Food Bank                 8,853         11,184

St. Helena Pantry           1,400          2,000

ScoutReach                       400           


MDSC GRAND TOTAL   134,999    133,475



Thank you all for making this year's
 SFF a success for our community and our Scouts.

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Check Out the Up-Dated 
SFF  "Fun Fact" below.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Scouting For Food ~ Fun Facts

In 1988, the Boy Scouts of America launched the national “Good Turn,” known as Scouting for Food.

It was part of a campaign that targeted what the scouts called five “unacceptables” in society: hunger, child abuse, illiteracy, unemployment and drug abuse.
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Mt. Diablo Silveralo Council ~ Totals
Last year, 2013, we collected .....................................134,599 lbs

Best year, 2002, we collected .....................................204,669 lbs

Average over 17 years ................................................174,109 lbs

Since 1997  we have collected 2,866,547 lbs of food. Now that much food is hard to imagine. So let’s think of it as just cans of soup. This would be:
·       3,821,862 cans of soup (12oz)

·       That’s 1,273,954.11 ft. or 241.27 miles if laid end to end.

·       This would stretch from Concord to Sacramento...to Lake Tahoe...and then 42 miles past Reno, Nevada!

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Why ~ Who ~ How ~ What
Q: Why did we do this?  A:  Because a Scout is Helpful. We help those in need.  Because we have Scout
      Spirit and we live the Scout Law.

Q: Who does this help?  A: Mostly families and children who are hungry.
  • 18 million pounds of food distributed in fiscal year 2012 - 2013 -- that is enough food for over
      14 million meals.
  • 149,000 people served each month through direct service ­programs
  •  And a network of 169 partner agencies.
  • 28% are Children

Q: How did we do that?  A: One can at a time...the can YOU picked up last year...the cans you will pick up
      this year.  What you might think is a little effort is really all the effort that is needed...if everyone does a    
      little, together we can do a lot! Nearly 2.75 million lbs worth

Q: What can you do to make SFF better?  A: Double our numbers by inviting a friend or encouraging that
      one Scout who is reluctant to go or on Collection day stay out one hour longer.

Quick Facts from our local CC/SC Food Bank:

  • 149,000 people served each month through direct service ­programs and a network of 169 partner agencies. A 40% increase over two years ago.
  • 18 million pounds of food distributed in fiscal year 2012 - 2013 -- that is enough food for over 14 million meals.
  • 8 million pounds of produce distributed fiscal year 2012 - 2013.
  • 95¢ of every dollar donated goes directly to food programs.
  • 1 in 6 people living in Contra Costa and Solano counties struggle with hunger.
  • 1 in 4 people receiving emergency food are children.
  • 1 in 3 clients surveyed by the Food Bank had to choose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage.
  • 97,000 of these people were residents of Contra Costa County and 52,000 of them were residents of Solano County.  The breakdown of service by type of program is as follows:

Food Pantries
73,000 individuals received groceries from one of 91 food pantries.
Soup Kitchens
18,000 individuals received hot meals at one of 19 dining rooms.
Senior Food Program
5,000 individuals in low income senior citizen households received groceries twice a month at one of 26 Senior Food Program sites.
Extra Helpings
150 individuals in case management with Contra Costa County received up to two boxes of groceries, bread, milk and produce each month.
Farm 2 Kids Program
9,000 children in 84 after school programs in low income communities received 3-5 pounds of produce each week when school was in session.
Food Assistance Program
31,650 individuals received USDA commodities, bread and produce from one of 29 distribution sites.
Food for Children Program
1,245 children, ages 4-5, received a food box, bread and produce monthly.
Community
Produce
Program


Other Agency Programs
6,000 Households in Contra Costa and Solano counties receive an average of 7 different items of fresh produce totaling 20 pounds each month.


9,3000 children and adults with disabilities were served at 175 non profit day care, after school, residential and community program sites.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Scouting For Food 2013 Flier

This year's SFF Flier is now Downloadable!!
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Scouting For Food
2013
 “TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES...
                                    BOY SCOUT OATH

November 9th  and  16th


Do you have?
ü The name of your Unit SSF Chair
ü Maps and collection areas assigned
ü Collection sites identified
ü Plans for distributing Door Hangers
ü Number of Hangers needed ...call your SFF Chair
ü Plans to use SFF as part of a recruitment effort...
                                                  Be a Friend...Bring a Friend


Ground Transportation for collection day provided by:
Con-way Freight and CC/S Food Bank

 Questions?
Jim Mattson 925-408-4065 ~Joe Squeri 925 -674-6122
 Go to our Blog at sff-mdsc.blogspot.com
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This year's Scouting For Food promotional flier is ready for you to download and print. Please feel free to distribute at Pack or Troop meetings and at Round Table or where ever you want to get the word out about this year's "Good Turn".


SSF 2013 Collection Sites

SFF Collection Sites

November 16, 2013

As of 9/29/13

Aklan District

·         Moraga LDS Church, 3776 Via Granada, Lafayette
                  

Diablo Sunrise District (Marsh Creek, Black Diamond)

·         Antioch LDS Stake Center, 2350 Jeffery Way, Antioch                            
·         Antioch LDS Church, 3013 Rio Grande Dr., Antioch 
·         Fire Station #59, 1685 Bixler Rd, Discovery Bay
·         Brentwood LDS Church, 1101 McClarren Rd. Brentwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Chief Solano District

·         Solano Food Bank, 2339-F, Courage Dr, Fairfield
      Site: Marilu Boucher 707-421-9777

Herms District

·         Hilltop LDS Church, 4351 Hilltop Dr, Richmond

·         St Mary Magdalen/School, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley

Ironhorse District

·         Pleasant Hill LDS Church, 555 Boyd Rd., Pleasant Hill                                                                                                                                        
        

Lake District

·           Food Cupboard, 410 North Main St, Lakeport

Meridian District

·         Danville LDS Stake Center, 655 Old Orchard Dr., Danville.                                                                                                                                       

Muir District
·         Contra Costa Food Bank, 4010 Nelson Ave., Concord
     Site Manager: Jim Morris, 925-676-7543 ex 226
·         Farm Bureau Hall, 5554 Clayton Rd, Concord
·         Oak Grove LDS Church, 2930 Treat Blvd., Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                            

Silverado District (Napa Valley, Silver Gate)

·          Napa Food Bank, 607-B Air Park Rd., Napa
              Site contact: Shirley King 707-253-6128 
·         Calistoga, Calistoga Police Dept., 1235 Washington St, Sergeant John Mills,707-942-2810
·         St Helena Pantry, 1777 Main St,  St Helena , Site Manager Linda Bertole, 707-963-5183
·         Larry’s Truck Toppers, 5353 Broadway St., American Canyon, 707-561-7070

·         Benicia City Park, 1100 1st Street, near the Gazebo
                   Site contact, Dave Sweet 707 494-8687                                                                        
·         Elks Lodge, 2850 Redwood Parkway, Vallejo
              Site contact, Dave Sweet 707 494-8687                

Questions?
Call: Jim Mattson 925-408-4065 ~Joe Squeri 925 -674-6122
 Go to our Blog at sff-mdsc.blogspot.com

                       

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SFF...Logistics Awards


Two Prestigious Logistics Awards are presented by the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank after each of our two major food drives.  This year’s SFF Award Winners are:

“Tote Stuffing Award” 
To Site Manager Glenn Briggs and his crew at Antioch, Jeffery Way, with 1309 lbs in one tote.


“Truck Stuffing Award” 
To Mullie (our Food Bank Driver) and the crew at Farm Bureau Hall that loaded 13 totes of food into a truck that only holds 12 totes.



Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 SFF Results

2012 Scouting For Food Results

Results will be updated by Collection Site daily beginning Monday November 19th.

As of 8:46am December 14, 2012

Collection Site                                               2012              2011

Aklan
  • LDS Via Grandada...........................16,555         21,879         
Chief Solano
  • CC/S FB ............................................7,593        7,631
Diablo Sunrise
  • Jeffery WayLDS.................................4,580        8,446
  • Rio Giande LDS..................................9,534        4,867
  • Mc Clarren LDS.................................4,265        4,204
  • Discovery Bay Safeway.........................497                  
Herms
  • Hilltop LDS.........................................2,779        2,010
  • St. Mary Magdalen............................1,656        4,154
Iron Horse
  • LDS Boyd Rd....................................12,868       19,324

Lake..............................................................3,136        3,967

Meridian
  • Danville LDS....................................29,567      37,777

Muir
  • CC/S FB (Concord)...............................5,123      3,981
  • Farm Bureau Hall..............................9,425      9,479
  • Oak Grove LDS................................5,153       3,981
Silverado North
  • Napa City.........................................11,184         9,242
  • St. Helena Pantry..............................2,000         1,040
  • Calistoga Police Dept..........................500            700
Silverado South
  • Benicia City Park................................3,500        3,843
  • Elks Lodge-Vallejo...........................1,871*        2,185
  • American canyon................................ 1,689       1,502
Grand Total................133,475!
    As of 12/14/2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Scouting For Food 2013


 Norman Rockwell

It is time to start getting our Scouting For Food 2013 campaign in place. What an exciting time of the year!! This year we are tying something different.  I am creating a blog that will have information and forms and lots of things to make this years plans readily available to all of you.