Campaign Introduction

We work to decrease food insecurity and increase food access to residents of the MVRSD. We can’t do this without our beloved van Foodie!

Help Us Feed Friends By Feeding Foodie!

by Jen Risley

  • $5,000

    Funding Goal
  • $14,555

    Funds Raised
  • Dec 2019

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
291.10%
This campaign was successful! 😃
Enfield, NH

Jen Risley

11 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

The Friends of Mascoma Foundation is committed to combating food insecurity in the Macoma Valley Regional School District (MVRSD) through our Friends Feeding Friends program. The program launched in February 2016 and has grown exponentially over the past few years. Friends Feeding Friends decreases food insecurity and increases food access to all residents of the MVRSD.

Our program operates two food pantries, one in Canaan and one in Enfield, plus it is the primary source of food and personal hygiene items for the pantry located inside Mascoma Valley Regional High School. Pantry shoppers can come once a week for a three-day supply of food. We have refrigeration on site, so we focus on fresh produce, meats and dairy products as well as non-perishables. We also supply food for snacks, backpacks, family food boxes as needed and other pantry items to the elementary and middle schools. We supplement the school and Ecumenical Council Thanksgiving provisions by providing turkeys.Similarly, in December we provide food for the Mascoma Valley firefighters and EMS. We rely on a loyal group of volunteers to staff our pantries, sort food, and to assist with other projects as needed.

We partner with many local organizations to bring more nutritional opportunities into the district including the New Hampshire Food Bank, Willing Hands, Tri-County CAP, Mascoma Valley Ecumenical Council, the Mascoma Valley firefighters and first responders, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, community gardens, local farms and more.

In 2018 we had 1934 household visits to our food pantries and distributed 138,632 pounds of food within our school district. On average we provide food assistance to 100 households a month. Since inception, we have received and distributed over 400,000 pounds of food, serviced over 2290 households, and have over 400 registered clients.

For the past several years a generous private donor has allowed us to use their vehicles, including a van and trailer, for food distribution. Use of these vehicles is essential to our Friends Feeding Friends program. The van has become a beloved part of our work and has been dubbed ‘Foodie’ by everyone familiar with our work. Our Volunteers and Foodie travel to the New Hampshire Food Bank once a week. Foodie also travels to Price Chopper and Shaw’s in West Lebanon and transports food to three different locations on a weekly basis. Foodie also helps transport food for school families during school breaks.

Earlier this year the private supporter donated both Foodie and the trailer to Friends of Mascoma Foundation, but we will now assume the costs associated with both vehicles.

This donor has also provided financial assistance for our Friends Feeding Friends program in other ways and while we are extremely grateful for their support, we are interested in both our organization’s financial diversity and long-term sustainability. That said, we plan to assume financial responsibility for our online volunteer scheduling software, cleaning services at our distribution site, and stretch wrap needed for food transportation. Participation in the TLC Upper Valley initiative through Vital Communities is an exciting opportunity for the Friends of Mascoma Foundation as we become more financially independent and continue to deliver our services to the community.

We pride ourselves on thinking out of the box when it comes to delivering our services, staying connected to the community and participating in the local economy. Support out Friends Feeding Foodie Campaign today!

Rewards

$20

$10 Gas Card

Our first 20 donors that come in at $20 will receive a $10 gas card.

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$20

$10 Gift Card to Jake's Market and Deli

Five of our $20 donors will receive a $10 gift card to Jake's Market and Deli.

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$25

Friends of Mascoma T-shirt

The first 10 donors that come in at $25.00 will receive a Friends of Mascoma T-shirt!

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$50

Coop Food Store Reusable Bag Chock Full Of Goodies
A donation of $50 gets you a new closed loop 100% recycled reusable bag with a Kleen canteen travel coffee cup, 1 pound Fair Trade coffee, 1 Fair Trade chocolate bar, 2 metal straws, a voucher for a free cooking class, and an aromatherapy candle!

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$65

One Lift Ticket to Whaleback Mountain

Our first 4 donors that come in at $65 or more will get an adult lift ticket to Whaleback Mountain here in Enfield, NH.

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$100

One Free NH State Inspection and Marshall's Garage Hat

Once the campaign kicks off, our first $100 donor will receive one Free NH State Inspection and a Marshall's Garage hat courtesy of Marshall's Garage in Elkins, NH.

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$150

One Free Detailing for your Car or Light Truck

Our first donation of $150 will receive one free detailing for your car or light truck from Shaker Valley Auto & Tire Inc.

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$200

One Free Protective Undercoating for your Vehicle

One free Line-X protective undercoating for your vehicle valued at $185.00

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$250

One free Line-X protective undercoating for your vehicle valued at $185.00

Our first donor of $250 will receive 3 yards of mulch courtesy of MTD.

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  • 31-10-2019

    TLC Test for Holly

    Hi there,

    Just testing this out…

    Eula

  • 19-11-2019

    Friends Feeding Foodie off to Great Start!

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you all for pledging your support to our Friends Feeding Foodie campaign! We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received so far from donors, local businesses and community organizations. We currently have $520 in matching fund left to raise and I know we can do it! We also have a fun NEW reward that will drop tomorrow. Please consider sharing our campaign with others! No gift is too small!

    Thank you again!

    Eula Lee Kozma

    Executive Director, Friends of Mascoma Foundation

  • 04-12-2019

    Campaign Update!

    Hello all,

    We continue to be absolutely blown away by the support our TLC Friends Feeding Food campaign has received! Thank you for all of your support. We smashed our initial goal of $5,000 and then Foodie cruised right on through our stretch goal of $10,000. We are halfway through the campaign and feel confident we can keep this momentum going. You, our generous donors, helped us fulfill not one, not two, but THREE match opportunities. Bob and Carol Cusick have kindly offered to keep their $5 For Foodie match opportunity open for the duration of the campaign. Please share that match opportunity with anyone who might be interested.

    Thank you again!

    Eula Lee Kozma

    Executive Director, Friends of Mascoma Foundation

  • 19-12-2019

    Foodie Cruises to Success!

    Hello Friends,

    Thank you all for your contributions during this, our very first, crowdfunding campaign. We have 7 days to go and Foodie is cruising to success! Here is a quick look at the stats:

    63 donors

    $13,590 dollars raised

    4 different match opportunities with one remaining

    9 reward opportunities with several still remaining

    33 days in and 7 days left to share and give

    New and improved stretch goal: $15,000

    Thank you again. Please continue sharing our campaign right up until the end!

    We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Best wishes,

    The Friends of Mascoma Staff and Board

  • 26-12-2019

    Beep Beep! Final Hours of our Campaign

    A Big Thank You From Foodie and the Friends of Mascoma Foundation Team
    Thank you all for your contributions during this, our very first, crowdfunding campaign. In a little over 3 hours our Friends Feeding Foodie Campaign will come to a close. Here is a quick look at the stats:

    69 donors

    $13,810 dollars raised in 40 days

    4 different match opportunities with one remaining

    9 reward opportunities with several still remaining

    New and improved stretch goal: $15,000

    Thank you again. The results of this campaign have surpassed our expectations.

    Please continue sharing our campaign right up until the end!

    Visit and share here: http://c-fund.us/nwf

    We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Best wishes,

    The Friends of Mascoma Staff and Board

Name Campaign Location Date
Henry and Maura Esler , NJ January 23, 2020
Carol and Bob Cusick , NH January 14, 2020
Union Church of Enfield , NH January 07, 2020
robert wallace Enfield, NH December 27, 2019
robert wallace Enfield, NH December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Nettie Olson Canaan, NH December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Nettie Olson Canaan, NH December 27, 2019
Nettie Olson Canaan, NH December 27, 2019
Nettie Olson Canaan, NH December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 27, 2019
Cathy Stark Enfield, NH December 26, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 26, 2019
Sandy Reed Monroeville, PA December 24, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 24, 2019
Nancy LaRowe Norwich, VT December 19, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 19, 2019
Sharon Kiley Enfield, NH December 18, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 18, 2019
Enfield Mascoma Lions Club , NH December 17, 2019
Quita Davis Canaan, NH December 15, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 15, 2019
Sharon Lemaster Enfield, NH December 13, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 13, 2019
Steve and Jane Plumley , NH December 11, 2019
SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton West Lebanon, NH December 11, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 11, 2019
Tamara Cederman Enfield, NH December 06, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 06, 2019
Danielle Thompson Enfield, NH December 05, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 05, 2019
Nancy M Kohn Enfield, NH December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Ryan Sinclair CANAAN, NH December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Carol Smith Enfield, NH December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Anonymous Enfield, NH December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Gary/Larry & Michele Acord Pittsburgh , PA December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 04, 2019
Logan & Garrett Evans Enfield , NH December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
The Jack and Debra Cronenwett Charitable Fund , NH December 03, 2019
Alison Paglia hopkinton, NH December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
Tasco Security , NH December 03, 2019
Andrea Stanford Enfield, NH December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
Anonymous Enfield, NH December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
John Esler enfield, NH December 03, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 03, 2019
Sharon Ferris Billerica, MA December 02, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 02, 2019
Sadie Wells Canaan, NH December 02, 2019
Eula Kozma , December 02, 2019
linda neily Canaan, NH November 30, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 30, 2019
Duke Cusick Enfield, NH November 28, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 28, 2019
Stearns Septic Service Enfield, NH November 26, 2019
State Farm Insurance Michael Estrada--Agent , NH November 25, 2019
Kate Plumley Stewart and AJ Stewart , NH November 25, 2019
Proctor's General Store Enfield, NH November 24, 2019
Lois Carr Trafford, PA November 24, 2019
Jerusha Howard Enfield, NH November 23, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 23, 2019
Anonymous Orange, NH November 23, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 23, 2019
Enfield Fast Squad , NH November 22, 2019
Canaan Firefighters Association , NH November 22, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 22, 2019
Michelle and Charles Monfette canaan, NH November 22, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 22, 2019
Anonymous Enfield, NH November 21, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 21, 2019
Douglas Plumley Enfield, NH November 21, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 21, 2019
Ryan Aylesworth Enfield, NH November 21, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 21, 2019
Sharon Beaufait Enfield, NH November 20, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 20, 2019
Jen Murphy White River Junction, VT November 19, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 19, 2019
David Beaufait Enfield, NH November 18, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 18, 2019
Theresa Sabol Grantham , NH November 18, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 18, 2019
susan mccleary canaan , NH November 17, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 17, 2019
Sharon Lyman Canaan, NH November 17, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 17, 2019
Norma Alley Enfield , NH November 17, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 17, 2019
Lana Evans Enfield, NH November 16, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 16, 2019
Elizabeth A Trought Dorchester, NH November 15, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 15, 2019
Anonymous Canaan, NH November 15, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 15, 2019
Jen SeilerClough Enfield , NH November 15, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 15, 2019
Sam Provenza Enfield, NH November 15, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 15, 2019
Andrea Stanford Enfield, NH November 14, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 14, 2019
Amy Stewart Enfield, NH November 14, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 14, 2019
Anonymous Enfield, NH November 14, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 14, 2019
Dan & Rhenea Regan Enfield, NH November 13, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 13, 2019
Enfield Firefighters Assocation , NH November 13, 2019
Caroline Lovejoy Enfield, NH November 13, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 13, 2019
Rebecca Powell Enfield, NH November 13, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 13, 2019
Cheryl Guyre Enfield, NH November 13, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 13, 2019
Anonymous Enfield, NH November 12, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 12, 2019
Andrew Cushing Grafton, NH November 12, 2019
Eula Kozma , November 12, 2019
Holly West , NH November 06, 2019
Ben Gardner , NH November 05, 2019
Roberta Hines and Jerry Liebrand , CT November 05, 2019

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