The Social Justice Committee of PUUC is involved with initiatives to help feed those in need in the Monadnock Region.
Some of the organizations that we support:
End 68 Hours Hunger
The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation supports End 68 Hours of Hunger, which is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning. This weekend program, established in New Hampshire in 2011, puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. PUUC collects vegetable soups that we donate to the organization. For more information go to the End 68 Hours of Hunger website https://www.end68hoursofhunger.org.
Free Community Suppers, every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Suspended until the COVID pandemic is over.)
Enjoy fellowship and a good meal.
vegetarian or meat marinara spaghetti
fresh garlic bread
juice, milk, coffee, tea
Help in the kitchen is always appreciated. ConVal High school students are encouraged to volunteer for Community Service hours!
Since 2003, a free spaghetti supper has been served to as many as 100 people each week. Originally supported by the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, the supper is completely volunteer-led (by volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 90) and has received small grants from organizations such as NH Charitable Foundation and other area foundations.
The mission is to provide dinner in a social setting for a diverse cross-section of Monadnock area residents; to feed residents for whom the cost of food is a challenge; to provide an opportunity for community service and training for ConVal and Conant students where they interact with a diverse population that they might not otherwise know. In addition, the supper has enabled participants to practice their principles: respect for our local community and the environment by buying local foods (organic when possible/affordable), using real china, silverware and glasses rather than disposables, and teaching and mandating recycling.