Salter School of Nursing and Seacoast Career schools combine to collect over 1,300 items for local food bank
Manchester, NH. Hunger is an important issue in the United States, and this fact is drawn into sharp focus in Manchester, New Hampshire, where 1 in 5 children is food insecure. Throughout the state of New Hampshire, it is estimated that over 42,000 children are food insecure.*
Our food drive at the Salter School of Nursing is helping to raise awareness of this issue. We are proud to be partnering with the New Hampshire Food Bank to help the families and children of New Hampshire who are food insecure. The Food Bank works with hundreds of groups throughout the state to help collect food donations.
The Salter School of Nursing is so impressed with its students and staff for having the compassion and generosity to do something about hunger in their community. And we are not working alone! We are fortunate to share facilities with Seacoast Career Schools and are joining forces with their students to organize the food drive.
Working together with the Seacoast students has brought an unexpected element to our food drive: friendly competition! We competed to see which of the career training programs can collect the most items. As of this writing, students from Salter collected 627 items, while Seacoast collected 718 items! What’s more important than winning the competition is the number of items we have collected. We have collected a grand total of 1,345 items for the Food Bank! This food will go a long way toward helping families make it through the holiday season. Hats off to everyone who contributed!
In addition to the food drive, lots of other events are taking place at the Salter School of Nursing. The school held a Welcome Back Breakfast after Thanksgiving break. Both Salter and Seacoast students were invited and there was a special benefit: the Seacoast Massage Therapy training students offered free chair massages! That’s a great way to loosen up your muscles before classes start again! More activities are in store for the December holidays, including our Annual Giving Tree. Stay tuned for more news!
*These statistics are from the New Hampshire Food Bank website, retrieved from http://www.nhfoodbank.org/Statistics.aspx.