SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- This weekend, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Scotch Plains and Fanwood will distribute yellow bags as part of the Scouting for Food drive.

Bags will be dropped off at area homes Saturday Nov. 12th. If you wish to donate food to our local food pantries please place the requested items in the bags and put them out on your porch or driveway before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19th.

Items the pantries are looking for include:

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  • Canned tomatoes
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned soup, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish,
  • Pasta, boxed mac and cheese, 2 lb. bags of rice,
  • Canned milk, powdered milk, tea and coffee..

No outdated or opened items can be accepted. The boys love seeing how many bags of food they can collect. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.