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Thanks Giving: An Open Letter Seeking Food Basket Donations

October 22, 2008

Dear Friends in the UNH/Durham Community,

We hope you all are doing well and staying warm and hopeful during this autumn season.

As you may know, the Community Leadership Program at the Thompson School of Applied Science is partnering with the Cornucopia Food Pantry to provide food baskets during the Thanksgiving season.

The food pantry serves the UNH community, students, staff, faculty, and their families. Food baskets are distributed three times each year at Thanksgiving, winter break, and in the spring around Earth Day.

The Cornucopia Food Pantry is located at the Waysmeet Center at 15 Mill Road in downtown Durham, and is open twice a week throughout the academic year, and once a week during the summer.

We have worked with many volunteers and campus partners to provide food baskets to folks served by our community. This has resulted in hundreds of people being served. This is all made possible through the generosity of the UNH and Durham community, the hard work of our students, and countless volunteers and support from the United Campus Ministry to UNH, the department of housing, and the Community Church of Durham.

This Thanksgiving, we are looking at the challenging prospect of having to purchase and make up over 100 baskets. That is an expensive and time consuming task. Please help us if you can in any way. We are committed to providing food baskets to all those who need and request them, and we need your help to do that. We are including a form to donate a basket, and as well as a list of suggested food items for you to use and include when you donate a basket.

If you can help, we will need food or monetary donations on Monday,
Nov. 24. Checks can be made payable to the Cornucopia Food Pantry, and are tax deductible.

Thank you for all of your help, now and in the past. Peace and happy thoughts to you.

The TSAS Community Leadership Program

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