FOOD PANTRY COMMITTEE CONTACT PERSON: Henry Cote The Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry serves hungry families of Sacred Heart Parish and the surrounding community at all times of the year. Our ministry's mission is to provide food for the needy. All donations of food, cash contributions, and the 120 Club proceeds are combined in supporting this worthwhile ministry.
The Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry is managed by a group of volunteer parishioners who, without compensation of any kind, try to meet the needs of as many individuals as possible.
Volunteers on this committee:
acquire food items from various, identified sources
restock the pantry shelves
assemble grocery bags for weekly distribution to area residents in need
assist in preparing & distributing Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets
attend monthly planning meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month
Individuals needing support may contact the food pantry at 603-668-4004
Here are some facts for 2017
The Sacred Heart parish community donates 1,450 lbs of food in 2017
On average we assist 67 families each month - which is about 198 people
We distributed 30,980 lbs of food in 2017 - most is purchased lbs of food from the NH Food Bank (24,253 lbs) with the remainder coming from area stores
Approximately 1,000 volunteer hours are donated every year to help area families.
We prepared 40 Easter Baskets, 85 Thanksgiving baskets and 47 Christmas baskets