At the April 17 meeting of the Monadnock chapter of 100+ Women Who Care, the membership selected Peterborough Human Services Fund as the recipient of the meeting’s collective donation.
In her presentation on behalf of Peterborough Human Services Fund, Kathy Boss, executive director, explained that the Peterborough Food Pantry has made great inroads in elevating the nutritional awareness of their customers by adding occasional fresh produce options through its “fresh rescue” program with Hannaford in Rindge and the winter “Green Bag” produce donations from local merchants. The funds received from the 100+ Women Who Care Monadnock will be used by the food pantry to purchase additional fruits and vegetables from local growers or grocers to create a reliable stream of healthy produce to their customers’ diets.
Eighteen nonprofit organizations submitted applications to receive this quarter’s contributions. A random drawing narrowed this to six charities, whose names were then placed in a hat for selection to make a presentation. On Wednesday, as part of the meeting, a second random drawing chose Music on Norway Pond, Monadnock 4-H Robotics and the Peterborough Human Services to each make a five-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Members present at the meeting voted to select Peterborough Human Services as the recipient of this quarter’s collective donation, which is estimated to be over $12,000.
100+ Women Who Care welcomes prospective members to attend its next meeting at the Hilltop Country Club in Peterborough on July 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.