Open Doors Recent News & Stories
Westfield Intermediate School Annual Food Drive
Westfield Intermediate School conducted their annual food drive for Open Doors Pantry. They collected over 7800 lbs. of food.
Daisy Troop 4366 Weekend Backsacks Collection
The Daisy Troop 4366 from Carey Ridge Elementary School, collected food for our weekend backsacks. They brought their donation to the Pantry, weighed it, and sorted it. The girls received a tour of the Pantry and then Volunteer Marsh Evans gave the girls some instruction on the Pantry as they sat in the warehouse.
Girl Scout Troop 221 Weekend Backsack Collection
Girl Scout Troop 221 from Oak Trace Elementary School collected food for our weekend backsacks. They brought 277 lbs. of food, weighed it, and sorted it into totes. The girls did a great job and also received a tour and some instruction on how the Pantry helps many people in our community.
Boy Scout Troop 107 “Scouting for Food”
The Boy Scout Troop 107 conducted their annual fall “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, November 3rd. They had a very successful drive, collecting 1510 lbs. of food for the Pantry. We are very grateful for the Scouts and their leaders for their service to Open Doors and to our clients.
Oak Trace Elementary School Food Collection
The Oak Trace Elementary School 4th Grade classes conducted a food drive to collect food items needed for the Open Doors Weekend Backsack program. Each week Open Doors prepares bags of individual servings food and snacks for 58 Intermediate and Middle School kids that may otherwise not get enough to eat on the weekends.
Monon Trails Elementary School Donation
Monon Trails Elementary School 4th grade kids donated $500 of their proceeds from their Market Day fund raising project last spring. The kids chose Open Doors to be the recipient of their donation. They presented their donation to Bruce Watson, Board President, and were then given a tour of the Pantry.
Legacy Fund (a Central Indiana Community Foundation Affiliate) Announces Grant for Open Doors
The Legacy Fund Board of Directors has approved a grant to Open Doors of Washington Township Inc. in the amount of $3000.00 to support the Thanksgiving Meals project. The grant is being supported by the Westfield Fund ($1000), the Jack Arnold Russell Fund ($1000), and the Legacy Fund Community Endowment Fund ($1000).
The Open Doors’ annual Thanksgiving Meals project supports over 200 families and over 800 total individuals each year as Open Doors volunteers guide and direct this annual project.