FLEMINGTON, NJ - The boy scouts of Flemington BSA Troop 62 met every Wednesday night via Zoom, rather than at their usual meeting place at the Flemington Presbyterian Church because of the pandemic due to stay at home orders issued in March – and then they decided to do something to give back.
In May, they conducted a food drive to help the Flemington Food Pantry. Since they couldn't gather at any of the local grocery stores to ask for contributions, they decided to hold distanced individual food drives in their own neighborhoods.
The boys distributed flyers to family, friends and neighbors to let them know what the food pantry needs. Then, on specific days, the boys put out tables and containers in their front yards for no-contact donations.
On May 20, the boys individually brought their collections to the food pantry.
In total, they collected 270 pounds of food, along with 353 additional cans and boxes that weren't weighed. They are hoping to conduct another food drive in the fall.