December 2, 2021

East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club To Hold Food Drive Event to benefit Doorways Food Pantry in Seekonk

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East Providence, R.I. and Seekonk, Mass. (October 21, 2021): The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk will hold a Food Drive on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of BayCoast Bank located at 110 Taunton Avenue/Route 44 in Seekonk.

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

“We held our first ‘contactless’ Food Drive last year during the pandemic, and it was very successful,” states William Francis, president of the East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club. “We collected 1,000 pounds of food for Doorways thanks to the generosity of our members, friends and public. It was very rewarding to know the food would be distributed to people in need who are facing challenging times right in our own local community.

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.”

For more information about Rotary or to volunteer at the Food Drive, contact Lori DiPersio at (401) 578-5317 or ldipersio24@gmail.com.  

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