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Eagle Scout Candidate Raises Money for Framingham Food Pantry


FRAMINGHAM, MA — A Framingham resident is working toward the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America by helping his local food pantry.

The United Way of Tri-County’s (UWTC) Pearl Street Cupboard & Café received a generous donation Dan Hamel, a Keefe Tech Senior, who ran a collection for the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café while working toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Hamel collected money and food to benefit the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café. Hamel volunteered throughout high school at the Pearl Street Cafe.

“This is good for the community because people need food all the time, not just around the holidays," said Hamel in a statement. "I appreciate the help of all the people who made generous donations and Stop & Shop on Old Connecticut Path for allowing me to collect food at their location. Because of this community support, we are able to provide some relief for families.”

Hamel delivered $613 and 550 pounds of food to the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café. Paul Mina, UWTC’s President & CEO said in a statement, “It is a powerful thing to see a young person in the community be so passionate about helping others. With generosity and hard work like this, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café can continue to feed over 6,000 families every year.”