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Holy Rosary Credit Union presents donation to end 68 hours of hunger

ROCHESTER – Holy Rosary Credit Union has long supported our End 68 Hours of Hunger program, and on January 3 this year they made a donation to support six programs – Barrington, Dover, Farmington, Milton, Rochester and Somersworth – supporting 400 children in local communities.

Their community support has grown to $35,000 this year, and HRCU has provided over $200,000 to community organizations.

The Holy Rosary Credit Union donates $35,000 to End 68 Hours of Hunger. Left to right, Charlie Raynes, Director of Marketing for HRCU; Claire Bloom, Founder and Executive Director of End 68 Hours of Hunger; HRCU President and CEO Brian Hughes and Farmington End 68 Hours of Hunger program coordinator Keith Launchbury.

End 68 Hours of Hunger celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2021, growing from one program serving 19 children to 45 programs serving nearly 4,500 children each weekend.

Claire Bloom, Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of End 68 Hours of Hunger, says, “We didn’t do this alone, and we’ve had the amazing support of local individuals, businesses, and businesses throughout. a long way to allow us to continue to feed our local children. The research is clear that children who don’t get enough food are unable to focus on their schoolwork and perform worse starting in kindergarten and throughout their school years. Our mission is to deal with this problem of hunger with food on weekends, when they don’t get food at school.

“End 68 Hours of Hunger is made up of an incredible group of volunteers who make it all possible. We work in these communities providing financial education to young people and knowing that the need exists in our community, we are very happy to provide this support,” said HRCU President Brian Hughes.

Bloom and Keith Launchbury, the Farmington program coordinator, met with Brian and Charlie Raynes, director of marketing, at HRCU headquarters to accept the donation.

Information: end68hoursofhunger.org and HRCU.org

This article originally appeared on the Portsmouth Herald: Holy Rosary Credit Union presents donation to End 68 Hours of Hunger