Pumpkin project has food on table

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Sancia Scasserra, 9, has been delivering pumpkin soup to people in need in the Harvey area.
Camera IconSancia Scasserra, 9, has been delivering pumpkin soup to people in need in the Harvey area. Credit: Supplied./Supplied.

As people’s movement has been restricted, a generous nine-year-old girl has been delivering pumpkin soup to elderly members of the community.

In an act of kindness dubbed The Project Pumpkin, young Sancia Scasserra made more than 100 bowls of soup and delivered them to people in need in the Harvey area.

Sancia’s mum Anne said her daughter wanted to help after watching the upsetting coverage of elderly people missing out on food and supplies.

“She just said ‘mum that is so sad, can we help that poor lady’?” Mrs Scasserra said.

“I told her that I did not know who that woman was but we could help others in a similar boat.”

The pair sourced pumpkins and even got help from Sancia’s nine-year-old cousin Dante, who grew pumpkins in his garden.

Mrs Scasserra said the community members were grateful for Sancia’s soup.

“Some even ended up in tears,” she said.

She said the project taught her daughter about budgeting and cooking and they were able to make six litres of soup and 15 meals for under $7.

“It is important to do good deeds because you want to, not because of the recognition.”

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