Concord, NH – Associated Builders and Contractors, New Hampshire Vermont Chapter (ABC) delivered over $34,000 in relief to help the food banks of New Hampshire and Vermont fight hunger in their communities.
The association set a goal of raising $15,000 but within a few days, it became apparent that more was needed and the goal was more than doubled. An equal amount went to the food banks of both states, for a total of $34,000 raised and donated to help feed those in need.
“During this coronavirus crisis, many families in our communities are faced with tough decisions but choosing to eat shouldn’t be one of them,” said Josh Reap, president and CEO of ABC. “We have such an amazing and compassionate construction community and they stepped up in a big way to help the food banks in their fight against hunger.”
“We are seeing a 50% increase in distribution this year versus last year and are seeing a number of agencies that have not needed our resources in some time reaching out and placing orders for food,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director, New Hampshire Food Bank.
Donations for the drive came from commercial, industrial, and residential contractors from across both states.