Thursday, July 11, 2019
Over a 2-week period, NHFCU and the NH Food Bank (NHFB) partnered to accept donations for the New Hampshire Food Bank. During InTown Concord’s Market Days Festival, 116.6 pounds of food donated translated into approximately 97 meals for the hungry. A week later at a Plaza Block Party & Member Appreciation Day at NHFCU in Lee, monetary and non-perishable food items donated resulted in nearly 219 meals. The grand total of approximately 316 meals for the hungry will serve the needy in New Hampshire thanks to the generosity of NHFCU members and employees.
Nancy Mellitt, NHFB Director of Development states, “When school is out those who rely on free or reduced breakfast and lunch will go without, something no child should have to experience and no burden a parent should feel. In addition to food distribution, NHFB is also able to provide essential programs like summer feeding, which provides free meals to children and some families in need in rural, high poverty areas around the state.”
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution. In 2018, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 14.1 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 425 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
For more information about the NH Food Bank, visit www.nhfoodbank.org or www.Facebook.com/nhfoodbank.
NH Federal Credit Union (NHFCU) is a $270 million dollar full-service cooperative financial institution with offices in Concord and Lee, NH, including their Centers for Finance & Education where financial education and coaching are available to the public on topics like debt management, budgeting and retirement planning. To learn more about NHFCU and the Centers for Finance & Education, call (603) 224-7731.