Community support showcases town’s goodwill

Published: 1/16/2020 4:41:54 PM
Modified: 1/16/2020 4:41:01 PM
Community support showcases town’s goodwill

Thank you to the community of Hopkinton for your support and philanthropy throughout 2019.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much: it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little”; this famous quote of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which was part of his address on Jan. 20, 1937, reflects the goodwill and generosity of the citizens of our town.

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 73 households with a bounty of food this holiday season, along with 63 children and 28 senior citizens receiving gifts. Our Thanksgiving Program served 66 families. Our Camp Scholarship Program provided 16 students with 44 weeks of summer camp. Clothing and school supplies were purchased and delivered to 32 students in our Back to School Program. 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. It is your ongoing generosity that allows our programs to continue. The Food Pantry is currently serving 50 to 60 households on a weekly basis. The Got Lunch Program is providing food to 28 students. 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.

In addition to many individuals, the following organizations and business helped make this all possible: Capital Region Food Program; HR Clough Inc.; Hopkinton Lions; Hopkinton Girl Scouts and Brownies Troop; Hopkinton Cub and Boy scouts, Pack 77; Hopkinton Town Library staff; Hopkinton Recreation Department and Committee; Hopkinton High and Middle School students and staff; Hopkinton Womans Club; Hopkinton Rotary; Harold Martin School students and staff; Maple Street School students and staff; Parishioners of First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, United Methodist Church of Contoocook; St. Andrews Episcopal Church and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church; First Congregational Church Youth Group; Chris Kimball Maple Sugar House of Webster; Rebekahs of Riverside Lodge No. 22; Slusser Center Knitters; Duston Country Club Owners, Staff and Patrons; Friehoffers Bakery; The Luggnuts; 3 On Main; YBP Library Services; Eastern Star Serenity Chapter No. 26; Kearsarge Lodge No. 23 IOOF; Harris Lodge, Warner, 91F&AM; American Legion Auxiliary, Contoocook; Merrimack County Savings Bank, Contoocook branch, staff and patrons; 4-H Easy Riders; 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 2020.

Marilyn Ceriello Bresaw,

Hopkinton Human Services

and Tamara Saltmarsh,

Hopkinton food pantry coordinator




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