A very supportive community

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Thank you to the community of Hopkinton for your support and generosity throughout 2017. 

“A hairline separates people who make good and people who don’t and those who make it should help the ones who don’t, because they are the custodians of worldly goods, not the owners.”

Thank you to the many benefactors of the Hopkinton Food Pantry and Hopkinton Human Services’ many programs, especially Hopkinton’s Operation Christmas. 

Our Christmas Program served 86 households with a bounty of food this holiday season, along with 66 children and 33 senior citizens receiving gifts. Our Thanksgiving Program served 67 families.

This great celebration of community was made possible through the efforts of many, many individuals. On behalf of all those who benefited to those of you who gave of your time, money and energy we extend our sincere gratitude. Thank you for supporting your community throughout the year especially the holiday season. It is your ongoing generosity that allows our programs to continue.

The Food Pantry is currently serving 56 to 60 households on a weekly basis. The Got Lunch Program is providing food to 23 students. Our Back to School program supplied clothing and school supplies to 43 students in the fall of 2017. Our Fuel Assistance Program is supplying fuel to those in need on a regular basis. All this is made possible by the kind and generous members of our Hopkinton Community.

Some of the organizations and business’who have contributed: Capital Region Food Program; N.H. Food Bank; HR Clough Inc.; Dick Schoch Plumbing and Heating; Hopkinton Lion’s Club; Hopkinton Girl Scout and Brownie Troop 10075 and 11583; Brownie Troop 11372; Cub Scout Pack 77; parishioners of First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, United Methodist Church of Contoocook, St. Andrews Episcopal Church and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church; Law Office of Seth W. Greenblott; Hopkinton Recreation Committee and Department; Hopkinton High and Middle School staff and students; Maple Street School staff and students; Harold Martin School staff and students; Hopkinton Rotary; Rebekahs of Riverside Lodge 22; employees of YBP Library Services; Merrimack County Savings Bank’s Contoocook branch; Irish Electric; Hopkinton Woman’s Club; 4-H Easy Riders; Gould Hill Orchards; First Congregational Church Youth Group; The Slusser Center Afternoon Knitters; Panera Bread of Concord; E Roger Montgomery American Legion Post 81; Duston Country Club Golf Course; Red Hawks Football League; Friehoffer Bakery; Madgetech employees; and Dottie Brown and Brian Erickson and their beautiful sleighs and carriages, along with many, many wonderful individuals!

Whether you shopped, donated, wrapped, sorted, packed or carried, you truly demonstrated your generous spirit and willingness to help others.

Also, thank you to all who volunteer and contribute to the Hopkinton Food Pantry and the Human Services Programs on a regular basis. Your contributions of food, money, sundries, time and energy allow us to help those in need in our community. Every contribution is important and appreciated.

We wish you all a healthy, peaceful and fulfilling 2018!

Tamara Saltmarsh,
coordinator of the
Hopkinton Food Pantry
, and
Marilyn Ceriello Bresaw, Hopkinton Human Services