Childhood hunger – or food insecurity – is a national problem. It occurs when children receive insufficient food on a regular basis and in many cases, missing meals entirely. After a while, these children also experience ‘fear of hunger’ that affects their behavior as much as physical hunger affects their bodies.
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning.We started feeding 19 local children in October 2011. As we closed out 2013, we were serving over 1300 children per week in New Hampshire and Maine. In Newmarket, we serve approximately 22 students 16 elementary and 7 junior/senior high school students.
Please consider donating our drop off locations are:
Great Bay Kids Company, 3 Simons Lane, Newmarket
KJ’s Sports Bar, 22 N. Main St., Newmarket
Kaylee’s Bakery, 161 Main St., Newmarket
Maple Tree Learning Center, 134 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter
McLoughlin Family Eyecare, 141 Main St Suite 5, Newmarket
Newmarket Community Church, 137 Main St., Newmarket
Newmarket Polish American Club, 18 Central S., Newmarket
Newmarket Rec Center, 1 Terrace Dr, Newmarket