Pease 'n Carrots 2020

by Gather

We are now in our 13th year of the Pease 'n Carrots Holiday Drive.  This annual drive is an important part of Gather's efforts to provide food to our members.  In previous years, this event has created a playful camaraderie between businesses in the Pease Tradeport, all while collecting food and funds for Gather to execute its mission.  This year, due to Covid-19, we will be eliminating the competition and focusing on the funds drive to adapt to the social distancing, safety precautions, and remote work environment initiated by many.

These past 7 months, Gather has remained opened and has been providing access to food as an essential service.  We continually review, adapt, and modify programs to meet the needs of those experiencing food insecurity.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gather has been meeting the needs of our members and beyond by:

  • Distributing more than 1 million lbs of food to date.
  • Providing food to well over 4,500 individuals through our pantry and mobile markets.
  • Providing food to over 2,600 children in our Meals 4 Kids program serving the Greater Seacoast area.
  • Mobilizing the infrastructure to operate outdoor mobile markets to safely distribute and meet the demands of food needs.
  • Continuing to engage with our local farms by gleaning, accepting produce donations and purchasing produce to meet demand.
  • Continuing our Cooking 4 Community program to provide healthy, nutritious food to homebound seniors, our homeless population, and our pantry market members.

Watch the video above if you want to see our Covid-19 response in action!

Make A Donation