As we continue our Commitment to Community, Northwood Garage is proud to be supporting End 68 Hours of Hunger. In our small town there are children that do go hungry. The fact is nearly 1 in every 5 children go hungry. You can make a difference… In our customer waiting area we have a collection basket for non-perishable goods. The next time you’re shopping at Hannaford or a nearby food store, pick up an extra item or 2 of non-perishable food and bring it to our front office/waiting area. The green basket is easily seen.
Match your donation
For every non-perishable donation at the Northwood Garage, Linda and I will match it! Together we can help feed twice as many children. 100% of your donation goes directly to our community. No child should be hungry. Please show your support for this worthy cause.
For more information about End 68 Hours of Hunger program read below.
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!