Providing holiday meals to thousands

Published: 1/27/2020 11:55:55 AM
Modified: 1/27/2020 11:55:39 AM
Providing holiday meals to thousands

In December, the Capital Region Food Program’s Holiday Food Basket Project (HFBP) distributed nearly 3,500 food baskets in Concord and the surrounding 17 communities. Tremendous support from the greater Concord community provided over 6,100 area residents with a holiday meal and additional supplemental food items.

As a private, not-for-profit organization, we accomplish our mission to help reduce hunger in the Greater Concord area by securing financial donations and in-kind services through coordination, collaboration, and cooperation with community distribution and social service agencies. During the last 46 years, over 65,000 families have benefitted from this program.

Our program is an all-volunteer effort. In 2019, over 1,000 neighbors, professional colleagues, families and friends gathered in the spirit of the holiday to make the program a success. We are humbled by generations of volunteers who return each year to share their time and talents.

Additionally, the CRFP Year Round Distribution Project distributed over 14 tons of food to our partner agencies on Dec. 26. This was possible because of the many organizations, schools and businesses that sponsored food drives to benefit the Capital Region Food Program.

We encourage community members to visit capitalregionfoodprogram.org to learn more about our program. We are grateful for the financial and in-kind support we continue to receive, as this support allows us to use every dollar donated to our program to purchase food for distribution.

On behalf of those we serve, our board of trustees, and our committee members, we thank you.

Timothy Grotheer,

board chairman,

Capital Region Food Program

and Maria Manus Painchaud,

chairwoman,

Holiday Food Basket Project




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