The food in this bag costs approximately $10. A lot of money? Sure. But without this program children are hungry for 68 hours a week. In a school year that is about $500 per child, not counting vacations.
When a class was recently asked by a teacher what they would do if they had $100. One child wrote:
If I had $100, I would give it to my mother to buy food for us.
To make a donation:
Note: Pay Pal charges a fee per transaction. This reduces the available amount of your donation! In your note, please designate which program you would like your donation to go to. Undesignated donations will be used where most needed!
Email the Program Coordinator of the town program you are supporting if you have donations of food.
Checks may be sent to P.O. Box 676, Somersworth, NH 03878, or call us at 603-692-8313 OR 603-954.304.1321 for donations of food.
What happens to the money?
100% of every single dollar contributed to End 68 Hours of Hunger goes directly to purchase food for these children, who have been identified by the guidance counselors and nurses at selected elementary schools as the most “at risk”. Donations may also be solicited and made for the purposes of starting new programs. A typical new program requires approximately $900 in shelving and bins for food storage. The remaining expenses – bank fees, web site hosting, filing fees (for documents required by the IRS and the State of New Hampshire), solicitation of contributions, reproduction of information for clients, and a myriad of other administrative expenses – are paid by donors who have allocated funds for that purpose. Not one penny of contributed funds goes to pay a single person for a single minute of work! Efforts on behalf of this program are 100% voluntary. Contact us to get started!