I’m Hungry in Greater Newburyport

March 25, 2019

Less than Enough: Poverty in Greater Newburyport

Wednesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Central Congregational Church

14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport

 

Continuing its Invisible Neighbors Series, Pennies for Poverty will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, featuring the work of Pettengill House to remedy the personal risks of not having enough and poverty’s impact on our communities. Starting at 7:00 pm, the meeting at Central Congregational Church (14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport) will explore the human stories behind local poverty and provide insight into the challenges faced by the 3,000 neighbors who seek help from Pettengill House each year. Pettengill House is the only multi-purpose, professional, wrap-around social service agency in the area providing comprehensive case management, advocacy and support services. Pettengill serves children, families, elders and single adults.

This roundtable discussion features Pettengill social workers, Laurie Wile and Lisa Prendergast, and Pettengill Assistant Director Tiffany Nigro

How do hard-working people, many of whom are long-time area residents, end up with not enough housing, food, social supports, and prospects?  Where do people get help? What can our community do to assist neighbors to recover from hard times? Learn how small acts can have a huge impact and come away with some ideas about how your actions can help.

The Invisible Neighbors series host is Pennies for Poverty whose mission is to ease the impact of poverty on the people of greater Newburyport by endorsing models of assistance that promote dignity; supporting allied organizations both financially and collaboratively; increasing community awareness of poverty through citizen education; and inspiring and encouraging volunteerism. Learn more at www.penniesforpoverty.org.

 


 

I’m Hungry in Greater Newburyport

Community Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, April 24, at 7 pm

Central Congregational Church

14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport

As part of its Out of the Shadows Series, Pennies for Poverty will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, April 24, to build a better understanding of the nature and extent of hunger in our midst. Starting at 7 pm, the meeting at Central Congregational Church (14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport) will explore the stories behind the shocking levels of food insecurity in Greater Newburyport.  How do people in our area end up needing help to keep from going hungry? Where do they go for food and why don’t some people get the help they need? This roundtable discussion will feature local leaders in battling hunger and the stigma of being poor in our communities:

  • Lyndsey Haight, Executive Director, Our Neighbor’s Table
  • Rev Chris Ney, pastor at Central Congregational Church, which has pioneered several local meals programs
  • Jane Merrow, founder of the all-volunteer First Church Newbury Food Pantry

Gain insight into why people go hungry in our area and what you can do to help.

 

 

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