October 4, 2023

Scouting for Food Collects Massive Donation for Doorways


The 2021 edition of Scouting for Food was an enormous success. The Scouts from BSA Troops 1 and 9, and the Cub Scouts from Pack 88, collected a record haul of over 1,300 pounds of food donations from the people of Seekonk, whose contributions will bolster the flagging inventory of food at the Doorways Food Pantry. “The donations filled 29 shopping carts to overflowing with canned goods” said Diane Fox of Doorways. “We had boxes and bags filling every available surface, with boxes piled two, three, and even four high, lining up and down the hallways. And, you know, it’s not just the quantity of food – it’s also the variety gathered by a big food drive. People often donate the food items they love best, and so you get a lovely selection for our clients to choose from. It’s very heartwarming.”

The residents of Seekonk donated generously in support of their neighbors, and the food you gifted will grace the dinner tables of homes throughout our community for many weeks to come. It is the truest expression of love and concern for the wellbeing of those among us in need of a helping hand. Most of Doorways clients are seniors on fixed incomes, or people with disabilities who cannot work. Others are young families struggling with low incomes. Regardless of the age or the reason, the assistance provided by a food pantry is more important than ever, as the cost of gasoline, fuel oil, and groceries continues to increase. Over seventy families rely on Doorways on a regular basis, and Doorways, in turn, relies on people like you. God bless you for sharing.


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