Join us as we challenge the community to fill every seat in the Historic Theater with bags of food for Gather, (formerly Seacoast Family Food Pantry) Summer Meals 4 Kids program during the third annual Fill The Hall Food Drive.
Gather supplies more than 400 Seacoast families 10 meals a week throughout the summer months when subsidized school breakfasts and lunches are not available.
The doors of the Historic Theater will be open from 9am to 5pm on June 24 for the event. Coordinators are looking for community organizations, businesses, and residents to do food drives within their groups, workplaces, and neighborhoods to help fill all 900 seats.
WHAT FOOD IS NEEDED
All types of non-perishable foods are welcomed. Needed items include 100 percent juice boxes, peanut butter, tuna and other canned protein, granola bars, low sugar jelly, nuts (small packs), chickpeas, black beans, and low sugar cereals. Small containers of olive oil, ketchup, mayo, and mustard are also on the Summer Meals 4 Kids wish list. Household items such as toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, and baby food are also needed.
Donors who don’t want to park can drop bags off with volunteers who will be outside The Music Hall entrance at 28 Chestnut Street. Those who do come in will be encouraged to take a selfie on the historic stage and share their good work with their social networks.
Formerly known as The Seacoast Family Food Pantry, Gather serves the Seacoast area including Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kittery ME, New Castle, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook and Stratham.