Community helpers recognized

Published 7:37 am Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Each month the Cumberland School Board recognizes community members who make a difference. At the meeting held Nov. 6, the School Board recognized Doris and Jerry Seal, who are the Coordinators of the Cumberland Mobile Food Pantry.

According to a press release, Jerry Seal is a life-long resident of Cumberland. In addition to working with the Mobile Food Pantry, he serves on the STEPS Board, the Crossroads Board, and the Piedmont Senior Resource Board. Doris Seal, a retired educator, currently attends Longwood University. They are both board members of Cumberland Community Cares and both attend Cumberland Community Church.

“They have two sons, who both live in the county,” officials said in the release. “As Coordinators of the Mobile Food Pantry, they have partnered with Central Virginia Food Bank to distribute food to numerous Cumberland County residents, including Cartersville residents.”

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They have been active in securing volunteers, equipment and donations to increase the ability of the food pantry to provide food for the citizens of Cumberland. They have also worked with Cumberland County Public Schools to recruit students to assist with the Food Pantry, which has shown students the importance of service