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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lbernard@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lbernard@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Collaborative Manchester Meals Program Marks Major Milestone

Posted 04/19/2021

Fuel Our Families has provided 185,000 meal bags since last March

MANCHESTER, NH – Over this past weekend, the Fuel Our Families program marked a major milestone: 185,000 weekend meal bags delivered since its inception just one year ago.

During a brief ceremony last Thursday, Mayor Joyce Craig and representatives of the four organizations that have driven this effort – Southern New Hampshire University, Granite United Way, Granite YMCA and Manchester School District – reflected on the work and what it’s meant to the community.

“When the pandemic hit, it became clear that food insecurity was going to be one of the major issues that we’d have to address,” said Stephen Thiel, Assistant Vice President for Social Impact & Community Relations at Southern New Hampshire University. “It took a different kind of partnership between Southern New Hampshire University, the Manchester School District, the City of Manchester, Granite YMCA and Granite United Way and within a year we hit 185,000 meals that have gone out to families in that time.”

Thiel and Jenn Gillis, assistant superintendent for operations for Manchester School District, have served as point people for their respective organizations, along with Aimee Kereage of the Granite United Way and Jess Riendeau from the Granite YMCA. Gillis noted the role that families themselves have played in making the program a success.

“We truly want to thank our families for their willingness to work with us as we have been navigating the impacts of COVID-19,” Gillis said. “We appreciate and value the trust you place in us.”

From the start, volunteers have been eager to help. More than 288 volunteers have pitched in, completing a total of 2,000 volunteer hours. Meal bags are packed weekly at West High School and distributed at city schools, as well as through partner organizations, such as the Granite YMCA.

“This is an extraordinary collaboration,” said David Ports, CEO of the Granite YMCA. “The YMCA feels very lucky to be a trusted organization along with all of you to help do this work and meet a desperate need in our community.”

Fuel Our Families is completely funded through donations. In all, $779,877 has been raised for the effort, with large contributions coming from SNHU, Albertson’s Foundation, Bean Foundation and Cogswell Benevolent Trust.

“This has been a tremendous effort to address food insecurity in our community,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “While I’m cautiously optimistic right now with warm weather coming and vaccines becoming more available, but the efforts to make sure our students and families are fed can’t end right now. We need to keep up on these efforts, and as mayor of our city I’m very grateful for all that you’ve done.”

Volunteers and donations are still needed. You can sign up to volunteer as an individual or as part of a group at http://bit.ly/FuelOurFamilies. You can make a donation by texting MANCHESTER to 41444.

About Fuel Our Families:

The program was born out of a critical need in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic – a massive increase in families experiencing food insecurity. Within days of schools shutting down, the Manchester School District began delivering meals for students Monday through Friday. It was obvious, though, that the need for food assistance existed beyond weekdays. SNHU quickly stepped up to spearhead the effort that would become Fuel Our Families. The Granite United Way and Granite YMCA joined the effort, and the first weekend meal bags were delivered in April 2020.

Fuel Our Families is funded by donations and volunteers have played a vital role. Meals are packed each Thursday in the cafeteria at West High School, then distributed through city schools and partner organizations. Anyone wishing to volunteer can sign up as an individual or as part of a group at http://bit.ly/FuelOurFamilies. You can make a donation to support Fuel Our Families by texting MANCHESTER to 41444.

Organizations that have sent volunteers include: Manchester Health Department; Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast; City Year; Manchester Police Athletic League; Girls Inc.; Anthem; Safe Sports Network; Manchester Rotary Club; Queen City Rotary; Hooksett Rotary; Enterprise Holdings; Rise Private Wealth Management; AmeriHealth Caritas NH; SNHU; Granite YMCA; Gear Up; NeighborWorks Housing Solutions; Arcadia Financial Group; Bluebeam; Upreach; Manchester School District; NH Department for Children, Youth and Families.

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