BELMAR, NJ — Members of Belmar Boy Scout Troop 40 spent last Saturday leaving yellow plastic bags at the front doors of homes throughout Belmar and Lake Como — marking the start of its traditional Food for Scouting drive.

And they will be back today, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., picking up bags that residents have filled with nonperishable food items to be donated to the Belmar Food Pantry. Residents who did not receive a bag are asked to place donated items in any type of bag on their doorstep for pick-up as well.

Considered one of nation's largest food drives, Scouting for Food has been an annual rite of fall for the Belmar/Lake Como community, which generously supports the local troop in this effort.

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The most commonly needed items at the Belmar pantry include:

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce (like Ragu)
  • Cereal
  • Tuna 
  • Soap 
  • Canned fruit
  • Soup

Located at the Belmar Community Center at 503 Seventh Avenue, the food pantry is among 300 affiliated pantries of Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean, based in Neptune.

 

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