The Farmington, NH Chapter of the End 68 Hours of Hunger non-proﬁt organization is pleased to announce the addition of Blake McGurty to its leadership team as a volunteer co-coordinator. McGurty, a resident of Rochester, is employed as the Assistant Principal at Valley View Community School where students in Pre-K through 3rd grade enjoy his guidance. “Blake cares deeply about the Farmington community and knows helping vulnerable students with food insecurity helps our entire community in the long run” according to the Farmington Chapter’s current Co-coordinator, Angie Cardinal. “All of our volunteers are excited to see what his strong leadership skills and energy bring to our already hard-working team” she added.
The program is a private, non-proﬁt organization providing support to food-insecure students during the 68 hours from Friday afternoon through Monday morning. Each bag of non-perishable food bags packed for food-insecure children includes 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 snacks and 2 breakfasts. These meals total approx. 4,000 calories and are rich in protein. Staying below a reasonable weight so children can put it into their backpacks, each bag of food usually stays between $9-$11 in cost. End 68 Hours of Hunger started in 2011 in Dover, NH and came to Farmington in 2016, while former Principal Jessica Richardson, began her ﬁrst school year working at the Henry Wilson Memorial School. Mentored by the Portsmouth, NH coordinators, the Farmington coordinators expanded the program to the entire school district and the Head Start Center in Farmington in September 2017. This school year, there are 14 local volunteers making the program run which currently supports 35 children in the Farmington community.
For more information, visit End68HoursofHunger.org, send an email to FarmingtonNH@End68HoursofHunger.org, or mail inquiries to End 68 Hours of Hunger Farmington, NH Chapter, 368 NH Route 11 #137, Farmington, NH 03835.