(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Federal Credit Union kicks off Feed the Need Community Challenge for Meals-on-Wheels Services in NH
Join New Hampshire Federal Credit Union’s Community Challenge to raise dollars for Meals-on-Wheels services to seniors in Merrimack, Belknap and Strafford counties. NHFCU will double down to feed the need by matching people’s contributions.
The funds being raised will help the Community Action Program Belknap/Merrimack counties and Strafford County Meals-on-Wheels feed the need for meal preparations, delivery and for items needed by these agencies.
Before COVID-19, seniors living alone visited with friends at a local senior center for hot, nutritious meals and socialization. Those less active received daily visits providing social contact and important safety and nutrition check-ins by qualified meals drivers.
Since COVID-19, hundreds of seniors have been home alone with little to no human contact, no hot meal deliveries or visits – instead, they’ve been receiving a packet of five meals to last a week. And fear of illness has added to anxiety for many.
While the climate is uncertain moving forward, it’s certain that seniors’ needs will escalate as we enter the fall and winter months. The Meals-on-Wheels programs are seeing fewer private donations as their key fundraisers have had to be set aside thanks to social distancing requirements. NHFCU has issued a community challenge to ensure these important services continue for senior friends and neighbors. All contributions will feed the need for at-risk seniors in Merrimack, Belknap and Strafford counties and NHFCU is matching dollar for dollar to make an even larger impact.
NH Federal Credit Union (NHFCU) is a $300 million dollar full-service cooperative financial institution with offices in Concord, and Lee, NH, that also features services like free financial education and one-on-one coaching through its Centers for Finance & Education. Education and coaching services include debt management, retirement planning and budgeting. To learn more about NHFCU and the Centers for Finance & Education, call (603) 224-7731 or visit their website, www.nhfcu.org.