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January 6, 2022


ROCHESTER, NH - HRCU has been a long-time supporter of End 68 Hours of Hunger, and on January 3rd of this year we donated to support six programs, Barrington, Dover, Farmington, Milton, Rochester and Somersworth thereby supporting 400 children in our local communities.

End 68 Hours of Hunger celebrated its 10th anniversary in October of 2021, having grown from one program serving 19 children to 45 programs serving nearly 4,500 children every weekend.  Claire Bloom, Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of End 68 Hours of Hunger says that “We haven’t done that alone, and have had the remarkable support of individuals, companies, and local businesses along the way to make it possible for us to continue to feed our local children.  The research is clear, that children who do not receive sufficient food are unable to concentrate on their school work, and have poorer performance beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through their school years.  Our mission is to confront that hunger problem with food on the weekends, when they are not receiving food in school.”

“End 68 Hours of Hunger is made up of an amazing group of volunteers who make this all possible.  We work in these communities providing youth financial education and knowing the need is there in our community, we are very happy to provide this support,” said Brian Hughes, President & CEO of HRCU.

Claire and Keith Launchbury, the Farmington Program Coordinator, met with Brian and Charlie Raynes, Director of Marketing at HRCU's Rochester Main Office to accept the donation. 

For more information on End 68 Hours of Hunger, visit them online at

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