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Our 2013-2014 Sponsors are: Atlantic Mini Storage, Bottomline Technologies, Concord Nissan, DD Cook Real Estate, Dover Rotary, The Ellwood Kids, Great Bay Tang Soo Do, Hampton Rotary, W. Wilson Heaps, Immaculate Conception Parish, Label Tech, Caroline C. Levine, Liberty Mutual, Little Harbor Charitable Foundation, Long Term Care Partners, Lonza, National Air Traffic Controllers Assn Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Newmarket International, Preston Carey, Relyco, Seacoast Rotary Turkey Trot, The Shark, Somersworth Hyundai, Somersworth Nissan, Statix Salon and Spa, Thermo Fisher, Turbocam, Unitil, Wal-Mart
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End 68 Hours of Hunger

is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning.

Childhood hunger – or food insecurity – is a national problem. It occurs when children receive insufficient food on a regular basis and in many cases, missing meals entirely. After a while, these children also experience ‘fear of hunger’ that affects their behavior as much as physical hunger affects their bodies.”

We started feeding 19 local children in October 2011. As we closed out 2013, we were serving over 700 children per week in New Hampshire (Alton, Barrington, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Hampton Milton, Nashua, New Durham, Northwood/Nottingham, Oyster River (Durham, Lee, Madbury), Somersworth, Portsmouth, Rollinsford) and Maine (Eliot, Kittery, York). We’ve recently crossed the great divide and have added Vacaville, CA, to our roster! Thank you to our 350+ volunteers and to those who helped raise $160,000 in addition to tons of food.

Listen to one child’s story.

How does the program help?

This program, established in New Hampshire in 2011, puts nourishing food in the hands of elementary school children to carry them through the weekend. Volunteers purchase the food, pack the bags and deliver them to the offices of the selected elementary schools. From there, a school employee delivers the food to the classrooms of the individual participating students. The students take the food home on Friday afternoon. The cycle starts again, every week.

Each bag of food costs $10 each week per child and provides two breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share!

The program is completely volunteer.

100% of the donated funds received purchases food for these children.  All efforts are voluntary!  No one gets paid!

Storing the Food

Great news! We have a permanent 20 x 40 facility. Learn more.


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