Friends Feeding Friends

Friends Feeding Friends is a program designed to decrease food insecurity and increase food access to all residents of the Mascoma Valley Regional School District. The program launched in February 2016 and has grown exponentially over the past few years.

We partner with many local organizations to bring more nutritional opportunities into the district including the New Hampshire Food Bank, Willing Hands, Tri-County CAP, Mascoma Valley Ecumenical Council, the Mascoma Valley first responders, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, and more.

Our program operates two food pantries, one in Canaan and one in Enfield, plus is the primary source of food and personal hygiene items for the pantry located inside Mascoma Valley Regional High School.

In 2018 we had 1934 household visits to our food pantries and distributed 138,632 lbs of food within our school district. From 2016 to date, we have supplied over 300,000 lbs of food to district residents.

Between this program and our other programs, we enjoyed over 4,300 volunteer hours in 2018!

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Closures & Cancellations

July 3 and 4, 2019

 The end of the school year and start of summer can be a hectic time for families, so please be sure to start thinking about your summer food requirements now and plan your pantry visits accordingly. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the Mascoma ListServ for updates.

Please email food@friendsofmascoma.org with questions or for more information. In case of emergency please call 802.276.0189. You may also contact the Mascoma area food pantry at 603.523.4333 extension 106.

Locations & Hours 

Canaan Food Pantry

9 Mechanic Street (behind Canaan Hardware in the MTD building)

Canaan, NH 03741

Open Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Enfield Food Pantry

23 Main Street (Whitney Hall  and the Enfield Town Office)

Enfield, NH 03748

Open Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Food Emergency Contact Information

In case of a food emergency please call our hotline at 802.276.0189. Upon calling you will hear a detailed message and be asked to leave a message with your name and contact information. Please be sure to repeat your name and phone number twice in your message. Please also make sure your phone is able to accept phone calls from caller ID blocked numbers.

For all other emergencies please call 911.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for our Friends Feeding Friends program please email food@friendsofmascoma.org or call 802.276.0189. Please note that all volunteers are required to read and sign a liability waiver before volunteering.

Food Insecurity

Learn more about food insecurity on the USDA website and in the NH Food Bank's "Hunger in America: 2014 Report" and the referenced PDF compiled by Feeding American entitled "Hunger in America 2014, Report for New Hampshire Food Bank."

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Questions?

Please visit our FAQs. You may also contact us at food@friendsofmascoma.org and 802.276.0189.