The special Social Justice Collection for the month of December is the Peterborough Food Pantry (PFP). Checks should be made out to PUUC with PFP on the memo line. They can be put in the collection plate, or sent/left at the Carll House office at 25 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458. The December 5 collection, cash and checks, will go to the Peterborough Food Pantry unless marked for the PUUC. At the end of the month, one check will be sent to the Food Pantry, with an additional matching amount (up to $500) from the Social Justice Endowment Fund.
The Peterborough Food Pantry, a food justice organization, was founded in 1996 to provide emergency food and financial assistance to people in the Greater Peterborough region. The Pantry provides food for approximately 300 families per month who come to us from 13 neighboring towns: Antrium, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, and Temple. The Pantry’s customers include the elderly, Veterans, people living with disabilities, children, students, and working families who just need a hand. The Pantry also shares food with community suppers, after school programs and other pantries in the area. The Peterborough Food Pantry is managed entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors with the aid of community volunteers, and relies solely on donations and grants for funding.