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!