Healthy Families aids New Horizons

BEDFORD – Staff members from New Hamp­shire Healthy Families orig­inally aimed to collect 250 food items for New Hori­zons Food Pantry during a recent employee apprecia­tion event.

When all the canned goods and non-perishable items were counted, the em­ployees had doubled their goal and contributed more than 500 items for the Man­chester shelter. The food will go to New Hampshire resi­dents who utilize the pro­grams and services offered by New Horizons.

In addition, New Hamp­shire Healthy Families donated $1,500 to New Horizons, since its approx­imately 100 employees col­lected twice their goal.

Giving our employees the opportunity to give back to their communi­ty while celebrating their accomplishments is just a small way New Hampshire Healthy Families is focused on improving our commu­nities. Opportunities like this give our staff a sense of accomplishment aside from day-to-day work ac­tivities,” said Jay Gonzalez, President and CEO of New Hampshire Healthy Fami­lies.

We are proud to be do­nating our canned goods and financial assistance to New Horizons, an organization that provides programs and services to our state’s most vulnerable individuals and families.”

New Horizons for New Hampshire is a soup kitch­en, food pantry and emer­gency shelter located at 199 Manchester Street and Angie’s for Women. The mission of New Horizons is to provide food and shel­ter to people in need and offer supportive services to achieve health and self-sufficiency.

Annually, the soup kitch­en serves 98,000 meals, the food pantry distributes 13,000 bags of food to over 900 children and families per month and the shelters provide safe haven for over 80 adults each night.

We are honored to have the support of New Hamp­shire Healthy Families” commented Charlie Sher­man, Executive Director of New Horizons for New Hampshire. “The summer months are trying times for New Horizons and this as­sistance will help us feed families and individuals in need in our soup kitchen and food pantry.”