(Concord NH) New Hampshire Federal Credit Union’s Feed the Need Community Challenge, in June, raises over $8,000 for Meals-on-Wheels Services in NH
New Hampshire Federal Credit Union’s Community Challenge to raise dollars for continued Meals-on-Wheels services to seniors in Merrimack, Belknap and Strafford counties resulted in over $8,000 in donations in a two-week period. NHFCU “doubled down” to feed the need by matching community contributions. NHFCU and Binnie Media radio stations in the greater Concord and Lee area teamed up to promote much needed donations to help the Community Action Program Belknap/Merrimack counties and Strafford county Meals-on-Wheels. Contributions will feed the need for meal prep, delivery and for items desperately needed by these agencies to continue to feed the need.
Before COVID-19, seniors living alone visited with friends at a local senior center to enjoy hot, nutritious meals and socialization. Those less active had daily visits alongside kind, encouraging words, and a safety and nutrition check-in by a qualified meals driver. Since COVID-19, hundreds of seniors have been alone with little to no human
contact, no hot meal deliveries or visits, just a packet of five meals to last a week. While the climate is uncertain moving forward, it’s certain that seniors’ needs will escalate as we enter the fall and winter months. Thanks to the generosity of the public, and NHFCU members and staff, these important services will continue for senior friends and neighbors in NHFCU’s service areas. All contributions will feed the need for at-risk seniors in Merrimack, Belknap and Strafford counties and will ensure seniors continue to hear that knock on the door and a friendly voice saying “Meals-on-Wheels is here.” New Hampshire Federal Credit Union – making a positive difference in our communities to feed the need.
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.