CONWAY — Kennett High is once again teaming up with the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA), WMUR (Channel 9) and the New Hampshire Food Bank for the fourth annual New Hampshire Tackles Hunger weekend.
Kennett High Athletic Director Neal Weaver is leading the initiative for KHS. He will be putting up signs to let folks know about the event and also posting on Twitter (https://twitter.com/KennettAthletic). Here's how you can help. Attend Kennett's home game against St. Thomas on Friday, Sept. 23 (7 p.m. kickoff) to support the Eagles and be sure to bring a non-perishable food item for your local food pantry.
This weekend, food drives will be hosted at high school football games across the Granite State. All food donated will go to local food pantries in an effort tot end hunger in New Hampshire. Over the past three years, N.H. Tackels Hunger has collected approximately 125,000 pounds of food for distribution. All of the food that is collected at the Kennett game will remain in the community.
There are 58 high schools competing in variety football this year, which means student-athletes and fans can make a huge impact in communities across the state.
Merrimack Valley actually hosted its tackle hunger food drive last Friday night when it hosted Kennett High in football.
The greatest current challenge faced by the NH Food Bank is meeting the continued, increasing need for hunger relief distribution at a time when availability of donated product is in decline. Over the past six years, the NH Food Bank has experienced declines in donated food from major food wholesalers, retailers and producers due to tighter inventory controls, less stock on hand, reduced revenue, smaller margins and the closing of 12 significant partner stores. At the same time, the need for food resources has continued to increase.
Several items are of particular need, including peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soups, pasta, sauce and canned fruits and vegetables. Please, don't bring food in glass containers.
Cash donations will also be accepted.
If you are unable to attend Friday's game, but would like to make a donation, contact Weaver at (603) 356-4343.
- Category: High School