June 18, 2018

East Providence Girl Scout Troop 103 Silver Award Project Benefits Bread Of Life Food Pantry


East Providence Girl Scout Troop103 recently completed their Silver Award Project. Two girls in the troop, Chatham McCloskey and Emily Ryder, noticed a need in the community for a lending library after the local Rumford branch closed. The girls worked with Newman Church and The Bread of Life Food Pantry to build a library in the chapel of the church hall. The girls organized book drives, painted the chapel, constructed the bookcases and assembled the library. The girls were present during food pantry openings to promote the library to the guests. The entire project totaled over 100 hours! The Silver Award is the second highest Girl Scout Award that may be earned. Emily and Chatham wish to thank Newman Church and The Bread of Life Food Pantry for their support with their project.
The Bread of Life Food Pantry is a collaborative ecumenical effort of six East Providence churches: Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Epiphany, Evangelical Covenant Church, Haven United Methodist Church, Newman Congregational Church and St. Margaret Church. On average, 180 households are served each month. The Pantry is located at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, and is open twice each month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The Pantry welcomes all those in need of food assistance from East Providence and surrounding communities. For more information about the Bread of Life Food Pantry, please visit the Pantry’s website at EPBreadOfLife.org; email the Pantry at EastProvBreadOfLife@gmail.com, or call 401-434-4742.


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