The LFP Challenge to Fight Hunger

The LFP Challenge to Fight Hunger

Starting Date: February 1, 2016
Ending Date:  April 30, 2016

To be part of this effort…

Donate In-date Food (It will be counted as $1.00 per item).
Donate In-date Meat or Produce (It will be counted as $1.00 per pound).
Donate funds (It will be counted dollar for dollar).

You must note your donation “LFP Challenge” if you want it included or just verbally let us know.  Everything from our donation sites will be automatically included in the LFP Challenge.  All food and funds stay within Loudon Food Pantry!

Our 2015 Goal is $9,000

Please spread the word!  You can drop off your donation to the address above.  With your help, we can feed households in need. Thank you in advance for your consideration!  If you have any questions please call Sue at 724-9731.

How can you donate?:

You can mail or drop off donations to Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon NH 03307-0734.  We have drop off locations at the following:

Canterbury – Elkins Library – Food
Chichester – Camping World – Food
Epsom – Care Pharmacy – Cash Bin
Loudon – 106 Bean Stalk – Cash Bin
Loudon – Egg Shell Restaurant – Cash Bin
Loudon – Loudon Station – Food & Cash Bin
Loudon – Loudon Village Country Store – Cash Bin
Loudon – Loudon Inn (formerly Red Roof Inn) – Cash Bin
Loudon – TD Bank – Food & Funds (they will deposit directly into our account – speak with any teller)

THINGS TO KNOW…

Drawing on data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2015 (Overall food insecurity in New Hampshire by County in 2013)…

In Merrimack County (where most of our households reside) the Food Insecurity Rate is 10.1% which is estimated to be 14,810 individuals.

In Belknap County (we service Belmont) the Food Insecurity Rate is 10.4% which is estimated to be 6,280 food insecure individuals.

Feeding America’s quadrennial Hunger in America 2010 study, findings from this analysis suggest that families are not only visiting pantries to meet temporary, acute food needs – instead, for the majority of people seeking food assistance, pantries are now a part of households’ long term strategies to supplement monthly shortfalls in food.

LOUDON FOOD PANTRY FACTS…

  • In 2015, we gave out enough food to make 60,628 meals.
  •  In 2015, we added 118 new households to be feed on a weekly basis.
  •  We require proof of residency, proof of services being received and proof of income before we give out any food.
  •  Households in need can come in weekly by appointment to get their food.
  •  We now allow households to shop by themselves (within certain guidelines).

SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS CONSIST OF:

  • People that come to us for food.
  • School age children and young adults that need to complete community service hours for school.
  •  Young adults and adults from the Diversion Program.
  •  Company employees from companies that want to give back to their communities.
  •  People from all walks of life that just want to help out!
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2015 Holiday Raffle Results

50-50 Holiday Raffle Fundraiser Update

We sold a total of $144 in tickets.  Our winner is Noriel W. with a take home amount of $72.50.  Congratulations Noriel.  After speaking with our winner, she has decided to let Loudon Food Pantry keep her share of the winnings.  Thank you for your generosity!  To everyone,  Happy Holidays!

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2015 Halloween Party

A Halloween Party for Loudon kids, K-5th grade is being held at LES.  There will be all kinds of games for kids to play at to earn prizes and candy.  There will also be crafts, a fortune teller, and a haunted house.  This is a charitable event to raise food and money for LOUDON FOOD PANTRY.

  • Where – Loudon Elmentary School
  • When: Friday 10/16/15     6:00 p.m. – 8:00  p.m
  • Admission: 3 (or more) donated items per child.  One ticket earned for EVERY item donated.
  • Tickets are used to get AWESOME prizes.  Prizes range from 1 ticket to 30 tickets.  You select the prize(s) you want!
  • BONUS PRIZES for the 10 students that bring in the MOST food items!
  • An adult needs to be present with the child at the party.
  • There is a concession stand selling food and beverages.  ALL money goes to Loudon Food Pantry.

This event is hosted by the Girl/Boy/Cub Scouts of Loudon, Loudon Food Pantry & Community Volunteers.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS ARE BADLY NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT.  If you would like to help volunteer to create/run a game or bring a baked good for the concession stand, please contact Elizabeth West at elizabethwest001@yahoo.com
UPDATE

We had a great time at this event.  The costumes were wonderful!  Loudon Food Pantry received 1757 in food items and $308.16 in funds.  This will be a big help in feed people.  Thank you very much!

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Annual Blues & Lobsterfest

Makris Lobster & Steak House is hosting its’ Third Annual Blues & Lobster Fest.

Where: Makris Lobster & Steak House
When: Sunday 10/11/15      1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Entrance Fee:  $3.00 or $3.00 value in non-perishable in date food.  This benefits Loudon Food Pantry.

Get updates about this event on Makris’ website at eatalobster.com


UPDATE

We had a great time at this event and plan to do it again next year.  Between the entrance fee, raffle, and donations we received $489 and a box of food.  It was a great turn out.  We met new people and enjoyed seeing the regulars as well!

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2015 Holiday Raffle

November 1st – December 15th

This fundraiser helps Loudon Food Pantry obtain funds that are needed for us to survive this tough time of the year.  Plus the lucky winner will receive half of the ticket sales.  I’m sure this can help out during this holiday season!  So, the more tickets we sell, the more the winner takes home and the more you help the pantry!

Ticket Prices
1 Ticket for $1.00
3
Tickets for $2.00
7 Tickets for $5.00

Our Goal?
Ticket sales of $200 or more

Tickets can be purchased by using this order form or at Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon NH 03307.  Our office hours are Mon. – Thur. 10 AM – 1 PM then we reopen from 3 PM – 6 PM.

Daily ticket sale updates will be posted here as well as on Twitter and Facebook.  Good Luck!

The winner need not be present to win.  Need more info?  Call Sue at 724-9731.

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2015 June Raffle Results

The 50-50 Raffle Fundraiser is now over!

The winner is…..

Marlene F. and she will receive $41.

Congratulations Marlene and thank you!  Thanks to everyone that participated!

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Macy’s Shop For A Cause

Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.

Macy’s has provided Loudon Food Pantry with “Shop For A Cause” shopping passes.  We sell these passes for $5.00 each. 100% of this sale is Loudon Food Pantrys’ to keep.  This helps our charity.

Then on Saturday, August 29, 2015 go and shop at Macy’s for the big “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event.

This year, the savings passes will save you even more money!  Not just 25% but 30%.  The pass is good for shopping ALL DAY!  Not just one time!  Also, it’s just in time for school shopping!  

Plus the only way to enter for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card is to have a savings pass!

The $5.00 helps us and the savings are great for you!

So drop by the pantry (30 Chichester Rd., Loudon NH) to purchase your “Shop For A Cause” pass today!  It’s a win win!

We will also be selling these passes at the Canterbury Fair (Saturday, July 25th) and Loudon Old Home Day (Saturday, August 8th).  We will also have a table set up at the “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event at Macy’s, Mall of NH, Manchester NH (we can not sell passes at this event, but you can purchase one at the register).

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2015 June Raffle

50-50 Raffle Fundraiser

Runs June 1st – June 30th

This fundraiser helps Loudon Food Pantry obtain funds that are needed for us to survive this tough time of the year.  Plus the lucky winner will receive half of the ticket sales.  So, the more tickets we sell, the more the winner takes home and the more you help the pantry!

Ticket Prices
1 Ticket for $1.00
3
Tickets for $2.00
7 Tickets for $5.00

Tickets can be purchased by using this order form or at Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon NH 03307.  Our office hours are Mon. – Thur. 10 AM – 1 PM then we reopen from 3 PM – 6 PM.

We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

If you would like to put up a raffle flyer, you can download it here!

The winner need not be present to win.  Need more info?  Call Sue at 724-9731.

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A Special Thanks

A special thanks to everyone that donated producer and meat this season.  Our patrons loved it.  Some of these donors are Brookford Farm, Drake Circle Gardens, Miles Smith Farm and many individuals that donated from their gardens.

We would also like to thank our volunteers, Huckleberry Heating Oils, Foxy Hair Care, Loudon Garage, and Shaver Disposal.  Without their help this pantry may not exist.

Thank you!
Sue, Bill and Sarah

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Donations Needed and Always Welcome

During the next few months we have to keep up with a large demand for food while our patrons try to heat their homes.  In 2013, we gave out enough food for 77,885 meals.  That was an average of 6,490 meals per month.

We also need funds to keep the pantry running and to purchase food that is not donated.  Our budget to accomplish this is $116.16 per day.  This includes the maintenance fees we pay to the NH Food Bank so we have food and frozen meat, insurances, rent telephone, payroll (only Sue gets paid. All others are volunteers), fundraising, internet, projected equipment maintenance, etc.

To find out what items we need, please find Help Us! (on Left side of screen) and then click on Donate.  Thank you for your continued support.  Without your help we would not be able to feed those in need.

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