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First United Methodist Church

End 68 Hours Of Hunger

END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch on Friday and the free breakfast they receive on Monday from their school.  Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 children in the US today and is a serious problem that has to be addressed.

End 68 Hour of Hunger provides bags of food containing 7 simple meals each week during the school year and the children take them home and eat the food over the weekend.  Volunteers pack the bags on Thursday nights and they are delivered to the schools on Friday morning.  First UMC is the home base for the Portsmouth, NH program now in our 10th school year serving 100 children a week from all 6 Portsmouth schools and the BirchTree Center in Newington, NH.  If you would like to get involved in this ministry or learn more about it, please contact Jen directly at or visit the End 68 Hours of Hunger website.