Chippewa District
Serving the Communities of DuPage, Cook & Will Counties 
Scouting for Food

What is Scouting for Food?


Over the last 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have repeatedly demonstrated their loyalty, helpfulness and commitment to this nation. The Scouts of the Chippewa District have been asked to demonstrate their commitment to America and its people by collecting food for the those in need. Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Through initiative and hard work, the Boy Scouts of America have developed a framework that can help local food pantries feed tens of thousands of needy local residents with emergency aid. Three Fires Council and the Chippewa District do not organize an area-wide effort. Instead, individual units elect to participate by selecting their own dates and subdivisions for door hangar distribution and food pick-up. Chippewa District provides a generic door hangar which units customize to fit their dates. The only coordination provided by the District is to ensure the subdivisions selected by units do not overlap. Please see the attached Scouting for Food guide for more information on how your unit can run a drive. For more information and to obtain door hangars, please contact Chippewa District Activities Chair Richard Tatara at or 630.280.4905. With the help of each individual unit can we make this campaign for our communities a true success!