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Friday, March 18, 2011
The Cornucopia Food Pantry is a non-profit organization consisting of UNH staff, students, and community individuals who work together to provide food baskets for needy UNH students, staff, faculty, and their families. Located at the Waysmeet Center at the United Campus Ministry to UNH at 15 Mill Road, the Cornucopia Food Pantry works with local businesses and farmers to provide essential foods to families in need. The Cornucopia Food Pantry relies heavily on donations from community members to complete their food baskets and perpetuate their business.
Last year alone, the Cornucopia Food Pantry provided approximately 520 food gift baskets to families in need, which fed approximately 2,500 people. In addition to food baskets, Cornucopia also served approximately 1,200 people on a weekly and emergency basis, typically serving 15 to 20 families per week.
Cornucopia currently runs food basket drives every Thanksgiving, fall holiday season, and spring season. As economic times are getting tougher and jobs continue to be lost, Cornucopia’s efforts are becoming more and more important to community members. Cornucopia is always looking for more volunteers to help in their efforts.
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