Almost every Saturday morning, you can find me in the parking lot of the JFK Coliseum in Manchester, working hard rain or shine!
As a representative of the New Hampshire Food Bank, I’ve partnered with the organization Food For Children to make sure that every local family has access to their right to adequate food, no matter what.
Our morning starts by unloading the donations, which come directly from grocery stores throughout the state, and then we begin sorting them. We organize and pretty much set up our own little grocery store! Anywhere from 150-400 families come through each week to pick up whatever it is they need.
This really is one of my favorite things to do because I have been able to build relationships with the people who my efforts are helping. As great as it is to raise thousands of dollars or collect tons of cans, there is nothing like the face to face interaction we experience here at the Food Drop. I always look forward to starting off my weekend catching up with the friends I have made over the past year of volunteering for them.
If you are looking for some service hours, an eye-opening experience right here in the Granite State, or just something fulfilling to do, this is it! We have such a blast and it is truly life changing to be able to work so closely with the beneficiaries of your service. I go whenever I can, and would absolutely love for you to join me! Every single Saturday, from 8:30-12:30 (ish) at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester, New Hampshire. Rain, shine, snow, sleet, we’ve seen it all! Hunger takes no vacation so holidays do not affect our schedule. No sign up ahead of time required! Hope to see you soon!