AmeriCorps Programs join forces to feed NH

The AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program of the Coalition will join with all of the AmeriCorps programs across the state, in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service to hold a food drive this month. The “Hunger Doesn’t End after the Holidays” food drive is part of the annual, nationwide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The food drive will collect nonperishable food items throughout the month of January for the NH Food Bank, which serves over 130,000 people across the state.

Manchester residents who receive a door hanger at their residence on January 12 can leave a bag of nonperishable food items on their doorstep for pickup by AmeriCorps members on January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Drop off boxes will also be at locations across the state until February 1. For more information on locations contact the New Hampshire Food Bank www.nhfoodbank.org.

The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." AmeriCorps programs and citizens across the country are encouraged to engage in this day of service as a way to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and make it a “day on, not a day off.”

AmeriCorps engages more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps.

The following New Hampshire AmeriCorps projects are participating in and organizing this food drive:

 

·         AmeriCorps Victims Assistance Program

·         Families in Transition;

·         VISTA Program;

·         New Hampshire Catholic Charities;

·         Campus Compact of New Hampshire;

·         City Year New Hampshire;

·         Student Conservation Association;

·         Goodwill.


For more information please contact:
Robin McGlone, AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program Coordinator
rmcglone@nhcadsv.org, 603-224-8893 x315

Erin D’Loughy, Vista Leader at the NH Food Bank
dloughy@nhfoodbank.org, 669-9725 x114

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