Aidan Morrison of Troop 1 Seekonk organizes a drive to benefit Doorways Food Pantry.
Aidan Morrison, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 1 in Seekonk, chose for his Eagle Scout project to organize a toiletries drive for benefit of the clients of Doorways Food Pantry. The project was very close to his heart. Aidan remembers his grandmother telling of hard times and relying on a food pantry earlier in her life: “She told me that she was able to get food from the pantry, but not soap, shampoo or the like. It was a hardship for her. I wanted to do something to help others like her in our community.”
Aidan organized the drive, obtaining permissions for multiple drop-off sites and publicizing the drive. The people of Seekonk, as always, responded generously. Aidan was able to fill over 25 boxes with the more than 1,000 items donated consisting of toothbrushes, toothpastes, shampoos, soaps, deodorants, toilet paper, combs, tissues, shaving cream and disposable razors. He and some of his fellow scouts delivered the donation to Doorways at the end of June, and Aidan was invited back to Doorways to distribute the supplies in July.
Doorways Food Pantry is proud to partner with young men such as Aidan and his fellow scouts who contribute so much to our community. In addition to the toiletry and food drives, the young men of Troop 1 volunteer (with their parents) to deliver groceries to housebound seniors on a weekly basis. They are an inspiring example of our young people as a force for good.