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Oct 7, 2016 1:14 PM

TD Banks team up in NH with End 68 Hours of Hunger


CONWAY — TD Bank teamed up with End 68 Hours of Hunger in an effort to end childhood hunger in America.

On Friday three local banks participated in a community fundraiser event to support the private, not-for-profit organization.

End 68 Hours of Hunger represents the 68 hours that children typically spend outside of school's walls from the closing bell on Friday to Monday's start. For some children, this can mean 68 hours of hunger. The organization strives to fulfill its mission to provide sufficient meals to students enrolled in six elementary and middle schools within the Mount Washington Valley who may not have sufficient meals to sustain themselves during the weekend.

“Childhood food insecurity is a national problem, it occurs when children receive insufficient food on a regular basis,” said Amanda McDonald, Program Coordinator for the organization. “After a while, these children also experience 'fear of hunger' that affects their behavior as much as physical hunger affects their bodies. There are more than 16 million food insecure children in America today.”

TD Bank teams up with different organizations through their Bring Change campaign, designed to address issues such as homelessness, food shortages and services for those with special needs.

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