Scouting for Food 25th Anniversary

Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 25th

Anniversary of Scouting for Food – Nov. 4-9, 2013

SANTA ANA, Calif., (Oct. 17, 2013) In November, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 25 years of helping to fight hunger in Orange County with its Scouting for Food drive. Proceeds from the program will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Warehouse store chain Smart & Final has taken a lead role in the drive this year by accepting food donations from November 4-9 at local participating stores during store hours, with Scouts manning food donations at local Smart & Final stores on Saturday, November 9th. Additionally, consumers can donate five dollars at Smart & Final stores to provide a bag of food and personal care items for those in need throughout the community. Grocery chain Stater Bros. will also participate in the drive at designated locations on Saturday, November 9th only.

“Smart & Final is proud to be part of the 25th annual celebration of the Scouting for Food drive, an outreach program that provides caring help to those in need in Orange County during the approaching holiday season,” said Dave Hirz, president and chief executive officer, Smart & Final.

Scouts will visit  homes in their local neighborhoods seeking food donations on November 9th for the Scouting for Food drive. In addition, people are encouraged to take food donations to a local Smart & Final or Stater Bros. participating store during designated days and store hours.

Started in 1988, Scouting for Food has grown over the past 25 years, collecting more than five million pounds of food to fight hunger. Most-needed food items sought for the drive include: canned meats; beef stew; pasta; macaroni and cheese; canned fruits and vegetables; canned juices and soups; hot and cold cereals; and peanut butter. Personal care items sought are: diapers; toothpaste; toothbrushes; deodorant; toilet tissue; razors; cotton swabs; soap; adhesive bandages; combs and brushes; and feminine hygiene items.

An annual Scouting for Food commemorative patch for 2013 was designed by a local Orange County Scout, Tyler Wu, Troop 700 in Aliso Viejo, Calif. For more information and questions on store locations, contact Rachel Cueva at 714.546.8558, x132 or visit the website at

About the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Orange County Council is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the county serving more than 30,000 youth with educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.


2013 Scouting for Food Participating Grocery Stores – Nov. 4-9, 2013

Store Store Cross Streets Address City
Smart & Final 388 Katella & Tustin St 1401 E KATELLA AVE Orange
Stater Brothers 28 Collins & N Tustin St 1800 E. Collins Ave. Orange
Stater Brothers 165 Chapman & Prospect 3325 E. Chapman Ave. Orange
Stater Brothers 37 Red Hill at I-5 14171 Red Hill Ave. Tustin
Smart & Final 399 Victoria & Doheny Park Road 34091 Doheny Park Rd Capistrano Beach
Stater Brothers 149 Camino De Los Mares at Calle Agua 616 Camino De Los Mares San Clemente
Smart & Final 594 Katella & Knott 7050 Katella Blvd Stanton
Smart & Final 313 Crescent & Euclid 630 N. Euclid Street Anaheim
Stater Brothers 30 Lincoln & Knott 3430 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim
Stater Brothers 166 W. Orange & Brookhurst 610 S. Brookhurst St. Anaheim
Stater Brothers 32 Chapman & Magnolia 8888 Chapman Ave. Garden Grove
Smart & Final 381 La Palma & Valley View 7930 Valley View St Buena Park
Smart & Final 422 Imperial Highway & Beach 1941 W. Imperial Hwy La Habra
Stater Brothers 129 Bastanchury & Brea Blvd 1040 E. Bastanchury Rd. Fullerton
Stater Brothers 136 Commonwealth & Euclid 333 N. Euclid St. Fullerton
Stater Brothers 133 Whittier Blvd & Harbor 851 N. Harbor Blvd. La Habra
Stater Brothers 41 Hazard & Brookhurst 14600 S. Brookhurst Ave. Westminster
Stater Brothers 159 Ball Rd & Valley View 10051 Valley View St. Cypress
Stater Brothers 132 Orangethorpe & Western 7511 Orangethorpe Ave. Buena Park
Stater Brothers 27 Westminster & Newland 8522 Westminster Blvd. Westminster
Smart & Final 423 Adams & Magnolia 9062 Adams Ave Huntington Beach
Smart & Final 382 Edinger & Goldenwest 6882 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach
Stater Brothers 77 Warner and Euclid 11085 Warner Ave. Fountain Valley
Stater Brothers 148 Warner and Gothard 7101 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach
Smart & Final 425 Chapman & State College 2475 E. Chapman Fullerton
Stater Brothers 66 Orangethorpe & Kellogg 1741 N. Kellogg Dr. Anaheim
Stater Brothers 131 La Palma &State College 1131 N. State College Blvd Anaheim
Stater Brothers 135 Imperial Hwy & Rose Dr. 1111 E. Imperial Hwy Placentia
Stater Brothers 60 Yorba Linda & Lakeview 18527 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda
Smart & Final 389 19th & Pomona 707 W. 19th Street Costa Mesa
Smart & Final 486 Bristol & MacArthur 3430 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana
Smart & Final 519 17th & Bristol 1523 West 17th Street Santa Ana
Stater Brothers 25 Victoria & Newport 2180 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa
Stater Brothers 33 Westminster & 17th St. 2603 Westminster Ave. Santa Ana
Stater Brothers 38 McFadden & Grand 1230 E. McFadden Ave. Santa Ana
Stater Brothers 40 Santa Clara & Tustin 2360 N. Tustin Ave. Santa Ana
Stater Brothers 29 Edinger & Fairview 2630 W. Edinger Ave. Santa Ana
Smart & Final 375 Walnut & Culver 14417 Culver Dr Irvine
Smart & Final 383 El Toro & Rockfield 23631 A El Toro Rd. Lake Forest
Stater Brothers 142 El Toro & Trabuco 22351 El Toro Rd. Lake Forest
Stater Brothers 143 Pacific Park & La Paz 26892 La Paz Rd. Laguna Hills