Belletetes aiming to collect 40,000 pounds of food for the hungry in celebration of 125th anniversary; will collect donations at all nine of its locations
Manchester, N.H. – Belletetes, a family owned and operated lumber and building supply company with locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, is aiming to collect 40,000 pounds of food to support the New Hampshire Food Bank. Belletetes will collect food donations at all nine of its locations starting on August 1. Belletetes will deliver the donated goods to the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, which distributes nutritious food across New Hampshire through its network of more than 400 partner agencies. Belletetes will also be supplementing food donations with a monetary contribution to the New Hampshire Food Bank.
Throughout August, Belletetes will accept food donations at each of its nine locations. The company will place produce bins at the front of each store for patrons and community members to drop off donated goods.
“We are grateful for Belletetes’ support and we are excited to grow our relationship with them,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director, New Hampshire Food Bank. “Our mission of eliminating food insecurity in New Hampshire has always been our main objective and with the help of Belletetes, in both hosting the food drive and in making a generous monetary donation themselves, we become one step closer in realizing that goal.”
Belletetes will deliver donations collected at its eight New Hampshire locations to the New Hampshire Food Bank in September, in recognition of Hunger Action Month. Belletetes will deliver food donations collected at its Winchendon, Mass. location to the Winchendon Community Action Committee, a partner agency of Worcester County Food Bank.
“The New Hampshire Food Bank is such an important stakeholder in the Granite State and we are thrilled to be able to support them as we celebrate our 125th anniversary,” said Mike Shea, president, Belletetes Inc. “Hosting this month-long initiative is our way of demonstrating our commitment to our community. We hope to collect 40,000 pounds of food ahead of Hunger Action Month, allowing the Food Bank to distribute the donated goods to the households who need it most, come this September.”
In 2022, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank procured and provided more than 16 million pounds of non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and meats to more than 400 nonprofit food agencies in all corners of New Hampshire.
Belletetes will collect donations at the following locations:
- 51 Peterborough St, Jaffrey, NH
- 245 Central St, Winchendon, MA
- 188 Concord St, Peterborough, NH
- 80 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH
- 20 West St, Ashland, NH
- 24 Ten Penny Ln, Andover, NH
- 21 Sargent Rd, Sunapee, NH
- 129 Sheep Davis Rd, Pembroke, NH
- 121 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough
If you are interested in donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank, please consider donating canned fruits, canned vegetables, dried or canned proteins, packaged nuts or nut butters, whole grains, or other shelf stable products. To see the full list of the Food Bank’s most needed items, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org/get-involved/donate/most-needed-items.
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2022, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 16 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Founder Elie Belletete was a hardworking Canadian immigrant, he worked six days a week in the local textile mill and on nights and weekends he cut hair. After saving $500, Elie went into business for himself opening his general store in Jaffrey, NH. The company’s mission is to grow its business as a premier building materials company, by offering quality products at a fair price, while providing excellent customer service and enriching the lives of its employees. As the company has evolved over the last 125 years, its commitment to these beliefs has remained the same. Operating nine locations across New Hampshire and Massachusetts, they stand committed to supporting your project from start to finish.