22nd ANNUAL NEW HORIZONS WALK AGAINST HUNGER RAISES $128,000
MANCHESTER, NH – The 22nd Annual New Horizons Walk Against Hunger was held on Sunday, May 20th raising a record setting $128,000 to ensure food and shelter for the hungry and homeless people of Greater Manchester.
Charlie Sherman, Executive Director said, “It’s a feel good event, knowing that every dollar will help to provide children and their families. When children and their families come to New Horizons either for food distributed by our food pantry or for hot dinner meals served in our soup kitchen, it helps to keep them [children and their families] in their homes simply by saving enough money per month to pay rent.”
Roy Tilsley, Board President New Horizons said, “The event is one of our most notable fundraisers. Thanks to everyone who came out to show support and spend the day out of doors with friends, families and co-workers. Many people will be served essential food and provided shelter by the money raised at this event. I am pleased to see so many people coming out to show support and help us at this trying time.”
Walkers from 44 teams made up of families, non profit groups, churches, and individuals came out to walk the four mile route to join together committed to ending this crises in our community.
Awards given to highest raised money in each category:
Best Angie’s Team: NAS Insurance
Best Business Team: Bonneville and Sons
Best Family Team: Team Bob Powers “His Spirit Lives On”
Best Individual: Mr. Barry Wolper
Best School Team: Matthew Thornton Tigers
Best Walking Team: Churches of Bedford - Bedford Presbyterian Chuch
Manchester Middle School Students, Staff and Administration were the largest supporter of this effort by holding their own walk event at each school on May 11th. The 6th-7th and 8th graders of Manchester ‘s Hillside, McLaughlin, Parkside and Southside raised $30,000.
New Horizons for New Hampshire is a soup kitchen, food pantry and provides emergency
shelter and supportive services at 199 Manchester Street and Angie’s Shelter for Women. Call
(603) 668-1877 or visit www.NewHorizonsforNH.org