“Thank you” to our Neighbors
Thank you for supporting “End 68 Hours of Hunger”. Here are a few of our friends and neighbors that have been helping out. To those of you who slipped in and out…Thank you!
*Bob & Emily Grant
Thank you to our local Businesses
Lord Carpentry llc. (603) 942-5737. What do you get when have 30 plus years of experience in the building trade, along with a Fine Arts degrees in multiple specialties? Mark & Kathleen Lord of Lord Carpentry llc are a unique husband & wife team s
Cooper Hill Pizzeria fills the table
As Josh Plunkett, owner of Cooper Hill Pizzeria, backed up to the front office door of the shop you could see food stacked to the headliner of his SUV. I knew there was not going to be enough room on the table. After unloading Josh and his family added to their generosity with a very nice check in support of End 68 Hours of Hunger. Cooper Hill Pizzeria is another area business that supports our community. Thank you Josh and the staff of Cooper Hill Pizzeria! Linda and I were very happy to contribute to every ones’ generosity.
About Cooper Hill Pizzeria
Cooper Hill Pizzeria is family-owned, family-oriented pizzeria & sports bar. (603)-942-5700 Their first location on Cooper Hill Road in Northwood, NH opened in 2008. Three years later they purchased Chadbourn’s Restaurant, a popular Route 4 landmark that was originally a tea house built in the late 1800’s. The building was then renovated into the rustic restaurant and sports bar it is today.
Thank you to Josh and his great staff at Cooper Hill Pizzeria! Cooper Hill Pizzeria… learn more
End 68 Hours of Hunger
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 at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
This weekend program, established in New Hampshire in 2011, puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend.
We are entirely volunteer based and 100 percent of funds go directly to feeding at-risk children unless otherwise designated by the donor.
The Impact of Food Insecurity
The impact on the child is enormous. Teachers tell us that on Friday afternoons the children who are unlikely to have enough food at home become very edgy and are unable to concentrate.
After a week in a structured environment where they have at least two full meals, they will leave school and for 68 hours have little to eat. That insecurity can lead to some behavioral disruptions.
On Monday mornings they return to school ill, often spending the day in the nurse’s office. They are unable to focus and concentrate until they once again are nourished.
The Impact of End 68 Hours of Hunger
Our impact is huge! All the behaviors of food insecure children disappear, and children arrive in school on Monday ready to learn, and the disruptive behaviors of Friday due to food insecurity vanish.
Teachers report that children are more responsible, and their performance improves. Actual documented increases in reading and math scores have been reported as well. We make a difference in the potential success of each child we feed!