Food for Children is a non-profit (501-c3), non-denominational ministry working as an inner-city mission united in God’s love; providing food, encouragement, the distribution of clothing, prayer, and other essential items of necessity, while living and acting out our faith to those in our community who struggle in meeting their everyday needs. We endeavor, in all ways, at all times, to ‘be there’ for everyone and above all, to exhibit ‘God’s love in action’ by establishing relationships with the people we serve through extending a listening ear, human love, affection, and emotional support.
Every Saturday morning Food For Children hosts an outdoor food ministry in the parking lot of the JFK Coliseum in Manchester, NH. Folks start lining up for a ticket at around 9:00 AM, they start going through the line at 10:00 AM, and it usually finishes up around noon.
Each week we serve 350 – 400 families. But our mission doesn’t stop when all the tables and tents are packed up. At the end of the day we usually have leftover food, so it doesn’t go to waste. We have a small group of volunteers who spend the rest of their Saturday delivering the leftovers to six other churches. These churches then distribute the food to other families in need. We also have three other churches who stop by to pick up leftovers for their food pantries.