COLEBROOK, NH - A Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by the NHEC Foundation and staffed by NHEC employees, directors and family, provided much-needed help to nearly 250 families on February 27 in Colebrook.
This is the 6th consecutive year the NHEC Foundation has sponsored the event. NHEC volunteers, joined by more than 20 volunteers from Colebrook area clubs, were on hand to meet two fully loaded box trucks from the NH Food Bank. Soon, the floor of the Colebrook Elementary School was a sea of orange as volunteers filled tote bags with a variety of nutritious food, including potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, cereal, orange juice, chili pouches, Pad Thai, sesame teriyaki noodles and frozen containers of soup.
Attendees were also treated to free mittens, hats and blankets, which were hand knit by Sally Carver, wife of NHEC Director Jerry Hopkins, and friends. Thank you to all our volunteers for another successful event!