“Did you know? One in seven Granite Staters don’t know when and where they’ll be getting their next meal.”
This is the message that Take Out Hunger shares about food insecurity in New Hampshire. But there’s good news:
Take Out Hunger, an initiative that previously helped give restaurants a boost during the coronavirus pandemic while providing 30,328 meals for Seacoast nonprofits addressing food insecurity, is being revived.
Since relaunching two weeks ago, Take Out Hunger has already provided 1,100 meals across the Seacoast to places like the Tri-Cities’ warming center on Willand Drive in Somersworth and the transitional women and families shelter My Friend’s Place of Dover.
Carol Bridges, one of the organizers, said they challenged their Facebook followers to raise $50,000 by the end of January. So far, they’ve raised $22,000 of their $50,000 goal to relaunch.
Bridges said that sponsorships are really what help make these efforts possible. Sponsors include businesses like Kennebunk Savings Bank, Service Credit Union, Chinburg Builders, Avery Insurance, Bangor Savings Bank, Riverwoods Retirement Community, and others.