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Rochester Elks #1393 Assists Mobile Food Pantry

The Rochester, NH Elks #1393 turned out to help the New Hampshire Food Bank distribute boxes at a Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot of Holy Rosary Church on North Main St., Friday, May 21st, from 11 AM until 2 PM.

Despite the more than 400 agencies and programs that the NH Food Bank serves across the state, there remain many areas with high levels of need.  Even in areas where agencies do provide assistance, clients may not always have access to food because many agencies have limited capacity, and can only by open certain hours or days of the week.

The Mobile Food Pantry program addresses this problem with inner-city food drops on a weekly basis (subject to availability of product).  When funding is available, additional Mobile Food Pantry food drops are done in remote locations around the state in response to local need and as a means to distribute nutritious food, such as fresh produce, meats, dairy and canned or boxed items.

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Left to right, Tom Ducharme, PER; Jerry Skidds, Exalted Ruler and DDGER South; Lani Glinnen; Deanna Souza, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Mark Guilmett, PER, Trustee and Jim Clark, PER, Trustee.