ASHLAND — Got Lunch! of Ashland and Holderness, which is providing lunches for 64 children this summer, is seeking donations to support the program which provides nutritious lunches for needy youngsters.
The corps of volunteer packers and drivers are working well together and the entire operation is proceeding efficiently, say organizers.
Packers meet at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Ashland every Monday morning. The fresh food from Shurfine Market in Ashland is brought to the church by volunteers, sorted, and packed for pick up or delivery. Organizers of the program are grateful to Shurfine for allowing the group to purchase the healthy fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and canned goods that make up each weeks menus at a very special price.
Each week vouchers are included for a variety of dairy products, and each family is periodically given printed information, menu ideas, etc. provided by the University of New Hampshire Extension Office.
This program has a cost. Organizers point out that all of the staff give freely of their time, Shurfine is exceedingly generous. But the bottom line, they say, is that it costs $110 to feed each of the 64 kids for 10 weeks of school summer vacation. Got Lunch gratefully acknowledges the generous donations that have been received, but they have not quite met the need for this year. Your tax deductible donation is solicited and may be sent to Got Lunch - Ashland and Holderness, c/o Anne Lamson, 3 White Mt. Court, Ashland NH, 03217.
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