Food for Thought: Think of Those in Need and Donate
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
December 9, 2009
There’s still time to help make someone’s—make that lots of someones-- holiday a little brighter by donating food or money toward a food basket. Thanksgiving food baskets served more than 500 in the UNH community.
The Cornucopia Food Pantry is accepting donations through Wednesday, Dec. 16. Checks can be made payable to the Cornucopia Food Pantry, and all donations are tax deductible.
Contributions for Thanksgiving effort allowed Cornucopia to provide 140 baskets—a feat that wouldn’t have been possible without the generous donations of food, money, and time from faculty, staff, students and scores of volunteers and community support.
It is expected that at least 140 food baskets will be distributed during the upcoming holiday. Cornucopia is committed to providing food baskets to all those who need and request them. A list of recommended donations can be found at http://www.cornucopia.unh.edu/pdf/foodlist_w2009.pdf.
Thanksgiving baskets included 125 turkeys donated by the New Hampshire Food Bank and 10 hams given by the Durham Meat House. Monetary contributions totaled $4,600 and more than 140 gift certificates were collected and given out.
For more information go to http://www.cornucopia.unh.edu/.
The Cornucopia Food Pantry serves the UNH community, students, staff, faculty, and their families. Open twice a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer, it is located at the Waysmeet Center at 15 Mill Road. Donations and volunteers are welcome throughout the year.