It’s harvest time in Northern New England. Apples, tomatoes, squash, green beans, corn, peppers, and potatoes are filling baskets and buckets to the brim. Freezing, canning, and pickling are happening in kitchens across Northern New England. As summer winds down and autumn beckons, we begin to think about all the comfort food that awaits us throughout the fall and winter.
Food is a necessity for all of us. For many families, however, there is little comfort in food because they simply don’t have enough. They are hungry. Every day. We invite you to join us and fight hunger.
We are experts at delivering warmth and comfort inside your home. So it’s easy to see why delivering food assistance to warm you on the inside would be one of Dead River Company’s focus areas. We provide support to local food banks and pantries across our Northern New England service area. And with good reason:
- In Maine, nearly 200,000 people, and one in every four children do not have enough food on a daily basis.
- In New Hampshire, 44,000 children under the age of 18 are food insecure.
- In Vermont, more than 84,000 people of all ages live in food insecure homes.
- In Massachusetts, 700,000 children and adults aren’t sure where their next meal will come from.
These are difficult statistics to read. But, you can help by visiting Dead River Company’s Facebook page.
September is Hunger Action Month, so starting September 22nd thru October 5th, Dead River Company will donate $5, up to $10,000, for every new person who “likes” our Facebook page and for every photo you share of someone ’going orange’. Because orange is the color of hunger relief, wearing it and sharing your photo will show your support and help raise awareness for this important cause.
- “Like” us on Facebook – we donate $5*.
- Submit a photo of someone wearing anything orange – we donate $5*.
- Do both – we donate $10*!
It’s that easy.
If you stop by the office or see one of our drivers or technicians this week, you’ll notice they’re joining the fight too! For a personal donation of at least $5, Dead River Company employees can wear blue jeans to work all week, and we’re matching each employee donation dollar for dollar.
According to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief agency, each dollar donated to fight hunger equals nine meals. Think of it: $1 = 9 meals. $10,000 = 90,000 meals. Let’s do this!
*$5 will be donated per new like and $5 will be donated per photo. One photo per participant please. Up to $10,000 will be donated in total as part of this promotion to food banks/pantries which support our Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts service areas.