Spotlight on Hartford Community Coalition's Volunteers
The Hartford Community Coalition’s Take a Bite Out of Hunger community meals program provides breakfast, lunch, and weekend snack packs for children and adults in Hartford during the summer. This year, the lunch site is White River School, Pine Street, in White River Junction. Starting June 18, bagged lunches will be available for all community members, Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm, during school summer vacation.
Holly Sateia, a kitchen helper and sandwich-maker for Take a Bite out of Hunger, says the program combines her love of two things: “food and taking care of children." She adds: "It’s unacceptable that in America, one in six children goes hungry. It is something we can combat. We can end hunger.”
“My experience has been incredible!” Holly says. “There’s no question: it’s work. Creating hundreds of lunches every day takes a lot of volunteers, but it’s rewarding to see the children and their families so appreciative of our efforts. And, by the way, it has also rekindled my love of bologna sandwiches.”
Last summer, the HCC's Take a Bite out of Hunger supplied more than 12,000 breakfasts and lunches to families and children in Hartford. We can use your help this year! Please join us by signing up to volunteer.
Holly, pictured with her granddaughter