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Cornucopia & Our Mission

Mission and About the Food Pantry

"Cornucopia is a program of the United Campus Ministry to UNH in partnership with many community and campus partners. It is a unique partnership of the United Campus Ministry to UNH, the UNH Office of Community Service and Learning, the UNH Chaplains Association, The UNH Department of Residential Life, and the UNH Department of Housing. The Cornucopia Food Pantry provides food and other support to UNH students, staff, faculty and their families. It is located at the Waysmeet Center at 15 Mill Road in Durham.  The Waysmeet Center seeks to be an open and inclusive facility and program for all people, and to build bridges between peoples, groups and communities on campus and the Durham area."

 

-- Rev. Larry Brickner-Wood, Chaplain & Executive Director, United Campus Ministry

 

Photo of the Waysmeet Center in Durham, NH

The Waysmeet Center is located at the United Campus Ministry to UNH at 15 Mill Road in Durham, right across from “C” parking lot.  Cornucopia primarily serves UNH students, staff and faculty, and their families, though no one is ever turned away. Last year, we provided approximately 520 food gift baskets to families; feeding approximately 2,500 people, and served about 1,200 people on a weekly and emergency basis. We typically serve about 15-20 families per week.

 

We have a group of UNH staff, students and community folks who serve as a team of folks to oversee the Food Pantry, and Stacey Hoang, a UNH junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Women’s Studies, is our Coordinator for Fall 2010. Cornucopia is a partnership of the UNH Chaplains Association, the United Campus Ministry to UNH, the UNH Office of Community Service and Learning, The UNH Department of Residential Life, and the UNH Department of Housing.

 

Cornucopia runs food basket drives every Thanksgiving and Fall Holiday season, along with another in the spring. We are always looking for help and donations.  Visit our volunteer page for more information on how you can help.

History

The Cornucopia Food Pantry has been in operation since 1997. It is a food pantry located on campus and open year round for UNH students, staff, faculty and their families in need. The Food Pantry provides food on a weekly basis for those in need, provides holiday baskets three times a year for families in the community, and has monthly outreach meals for the community here on campus. The Food Pantry has patrons from various cultures and countries, and has a rich diversity of folks using the pantry. The Food Pantry and Waysmeet Center also work with families and community members to link folks with transportation, gift and support resources. We also have a teddy bear program that provides teddy bears to children and families in need of emotional and joyful support.

 

About This Website

Small image of a cornucopia horn of plentyThis website was designed and is managed through the generosity and volunterrism of the UNH Graduate School staff. Should you have any questions about this site, find any errors or have trouble using it please contact the Cornucopia Webmaster.

 

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