End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. The Milford Chapter is an all volunteer group that started in 2015 and relies on public donations in which 100% of it goes to Grades K-8 students in need identified by our social workers.
The Milford chapter purchases food that is redistributed into bags for the children to take home. Each bag weighs around 6 pounds and costs about $15. Last year approximately 84 bags were distributed each week.
They expect the need to be even greater this year.
Their funding is 100% donation based…they receive no support from the state or Federal Government.
** If you are interested in helping fund this important community program head to the Milford, NH End 68 Hours of Hunger page and click on the orange ‘Donate to this Community’ tab **
If your child, or a child you know, would benefit from this program please reach out to their school counselor.