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Each November, the Boys Scouts of America holds its annual food drive, Scouting for Food. Watch for Scouts from Troop 48 and Cub Pack 48 around Medford Lakes this November. On November 11th, our Scouts will visit each household to deliver a collection bag and return on November 19th to pick up any unexpired, food items.
All food items collected are donated to the Walter Cavanaugh Food Bank and will benefit families in need in our community. The food bank can only accept unexpired, sealed food items. Unfortunately, expired or open items will be thrown away.
Please place donation items into a bag, then place it by your mailbox or front step on Sunday, 11/19/2023 by 11 a.m. For the safety of all Scouts; PLEASE NO GLASS CONTAINERS.
Items that the Medford Lakes Lions Food Bank needs most...
CANNED GOODS: All SOUPS, Fruit, Gravy, Tuna, Chef Boyardee/Ravioli type meal items.
PLASTIC BOTTLES: Pasta Sauce, Apple Sauce, Jelly. 
BOXED/SEALED BAGS: PASTA, Instant Potatoes, Mac & Cheese. 

If we've accidentally missed picking up your donated items, please send us an email and we will gladly make arrangements to pick up your donation. Otherwise, donations can be dropped off at the Lions Lodge, 113 Apache Trail, Medford Lakes.
In 2022, the Scouts from Troop 48 and Pack 48 collected and helped the Lions Club sort 4,211 items, weighing in at 3,877 pounds (nearly 2 tons!). This would not be possible without the generosity of the residents of Medford Lakes. THANK YOU!

The Walter Cavanaugh Food Bank is operated by the Lions Club of Medford Lakes, benefiting our surrounding community. They provide canned goods, household needs, and personal care items to families in need in the greater Medford Lakes area (including Medford Lakes, Medford, Shamong, Tabernacle, and Vincentown). Please visit the food bank website for a list of their current needs.

The Walter Cavanaugh Food Bank accepts donations year-round. Donations can be dropped off at any time at their lodge, located at 113 Apache Trail, Medford Lakes. To contact the Medford Lakes Lions Club, send an email to

Troop 48

Medford Lakes, NJ

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