August 18, 2022

East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club Donates To Food Pantry

Doorways Food Pantry in Seekonk receives 800 pounds of food

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East Providence, R.I. and SEEKONK, Mass. (December 23, 2021): The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk held a Food Drive in the parking lot of BayCoast Bank in Seekonk, collecting 800 pounds of food and cash donations for Doorways Food Pantry in Seekonk.

Club organizers held a “contactless” drop-off so that the public could drive up to donate conveniently from their vehicles. Rotary Club members and volunteers were on-hand to offload the donation. Non-perishable grocery items as well as cash donations were accepted. All contributions were brought to the Doorways Food Pantry in Seekonk immediately following the event.

“Thanks to the generosity of the community who brought food items to our event, we were able to help people in need who are facing challenging times,” stated William Francis, 2021-22 president of The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk.

Doorways Food Pantry of Seekonk started in 2001 with just seven clients. Today, the pantry serves over 70 families each week and has more than 100 volunteers who have given out over 1.5 million pounds of food.

Established in 1946, The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk is an organization made up of ‘people of action’ who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace locally and in the world. The motto is “Service Above Self.” Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 12:15 pm at The Old Grist Mill in Seekonk, and on the 3rd Monday of each month at local nonprofit organizations and other locations to participate in hands-on service projects. Club members are involved in charitable projects, fundraising events and service activities to benefit the local community and organizations in need. The Club is seeking new members who are interested in serving the community. Contact Membership Chair Lori DiPersio at 401-578-5317 or ldipersio24@gmail.com  to join or for more information.

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