Open Door Soup Kitchen
We had ten boys in a kitchen with sharp knives and open flame Thursday night yet all survived unscathed.
Our Boy Scout troop made a huge pot of minestrone soup for the Open Door soup kitchen in Glens Falls.
The Open Door offers hot meals six days a week and is always in need of donations. Since we made our soup in a commercial kitchen, we were able to make a prepared food donation, but there are others ways as well to support this organization.
One great way to get young people involved is by supporting Open Door’s backpack program. Every Friday, backpacks are sent home from school with local kids who would otherwise not have enough food for the weekend. Around 90 kids in the Glens Falls school district receive these backpacks. The backpacks have fruit cups, juice boxes, cookies, raisins and other single-serving, non-perishable foods.
To help kids connect with the giving, let your son or daughter pick out their own donation at the grocery store. Then tell them the food they select will go directly to help someone their age!
For a complete list of Open Door’s donation needs, visit this link.
Petteys, Martha "Open Door Soup Kitchen" The Post Star Nov 20, 2014