Over 1 ton of food was delivered and stocked on shelves in Raymond, New Hampshire as part of a drive by volunteer church members to restock the shelves of 50 food pantries throughout the seacoast area. Churches of different denominations, from a mega-church (Bethany) in Greenland, to the small congregation in Raymond, worked together to solve the growing shortfalls of donated food in the area.
A tremendous effort by the church groups, the goal was to raise $500,000 to fill the 50 pantries, but in the last minute donations increased bringing the total to 750,000 dollars enough to deliver 70 tons of fresh food within a couple of days.
“Our church is now preparing to do another huge project to try to keep the ball rolling, said Laurie Comp, a member of the New Life Assembly of God. “We want to start a chain of kindness in our community and throughout our country.”
Thanks to Laurie Comp for submitting the story. idea (Photo, right- Laurie stocks the refrigerator at Raymond’s New Life Assembly of God; below-food pantry volunteers in Raymond.)