To The Daily Sun,
With all the crazy things going on in this world, the people of Laconia can be proud of the way this community works together, cares about one another and makes things happen.
Five years ago this community had around 67 percent of our children qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunches during the school year and going without nutritious food during the summer months. In that first year with the amazing support of the Children's Auction, Kiwanis and the Laconia Rotary somehow the vision of a small group of people came together and GOT LUNCH! Laconia was born. More than 300 children were given healthy food to eat that first for the summer.
2015 is the fifth year of a program that has helped many children and families. This year close to 600 children are receiving healthy groceries each week because of the generosity of many, both financially and in giving of their time. Today GOT LUNCH! Laconia wants to say thank you to all those business and major donors who have made this program possible:
WLNH Children's Auction, Irwin Marine, VISTA Foods, Franklin Savings Bank, The Bank of New Hampshire, LRGH Nursery Guild, The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and The Congregational Church of Laconia. Without these organizations continued generous support our work would be much, much harder.
Of course these eight organizations alone do not make the program successful. It's the support of so many individuals and other organizations pulling together to make a difference. Each week approximately 75 volunteers gather in the Church Hall of the Congregational Church of Laconia to pack and deliver healthy groceries to more than 290 families in Laconia. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this amazing community effort. It's a fun and productive way to start the week. (Monday mornings 8:15-9:15)
Thank You To All
GOT LUNCH! Laconia
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