GILFORD — Gilford Got Lunch has partnered with the Gilford School District to expand the Gilford Got Lunch program to now include weekend and school vacations throughout the year. Every week there is approximately 68 hours from the time that a child eats lunch at school on Friday until they eat breakfast at school on Monday morning. During this time away from school, these children do not have access to free breakfast and lunch that the school provides during the week. Gilford Got Lunch along with the support of the Gilford School District will now extend their summer program to include weekends and school vacations. This is an essential step forward in the fight to stop childhood hunger.
Beginning, Friday October 3, 2014, each child(ren) registered through Gilford Got Lunch Program will receive a two day supply of breakfast and lunch food items. Each bag will include a cereal or oatmeal for breakfast in addition to peanut butter & jelly or pasta & sauce for lunch.
GGL volunteers will continue to collect donated items and/or purchase food items and then pack the bags to be delivered to each school for distribution every week. The school will then distribute the food bags to the participating children to take home on Friday afternoons. This process will continue every week throughout the school year. In the summer months GGL will resume its successful summer program process and deliver the food bags to participating children's homes on a weekly basis.
Gilford Got Lunch is currently taking applications for any child(ren) that attend school within the Gilford School District. The application is a simple on-line form and no child(ren) will be denied regardless of income or need. If your child(ren) could benefit from additional weekend and school vacation meal options, register today on our website www.gilfordgotlunch.com
Gilford Got Lunch is grateful for the community and volunteer support it received throughout the summer and is again stocking their food pantry in an effort to continue to feed children in the community all year long. If you would like to sponsor a child or make a tax deductable donation, make your check payable to Gilford Got Lunch and mail it to: Gilford Got Lunch 19 Potter Hill Road-Gilford, NH 03249
For more information, visit our website www.gilfordgotlunch.com. You can also "like" our FACEBOOK page to receive updates about this all volunteer, non-profit organization.
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