Fulcrum Associates, a leading construction management firm in southern New Hampshire, recently donated $30,000, the equivalent of roughly 60,000 meals, to the New Hampshire Food Bank during its fourth annual Charity Golf Classic. The tournament, held at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye on September 22, raised funds to support the New Hampshire Food Bank’s mission of providing nutritious food to the one in seven New Hampshire residents who are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from. More than $70,000, the equivalent of about 140,000 meals, has been raised and donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank by Fulcrum since the company established its annual Charity Golf Classic in 2017.
“Fulcrum is proud to support the crucial work the New Hampshire Food Bank is doing to feed New Hampshire’s most vulnerable community,” said Jeffrey Luter, president of Fulcrum. “At about 50-cents per meal, any size donation has an incredible impact, particularly as demand has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our friends, families and industry associates who participated in our tournament this year in support of an incredible organization that is helping our fellow Granite Staters in need.”
As the only food bank in the state, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, delivers nutritious food to partner agencies statewide, including food pantries, soup kitchens, afterschool programs, senior centers and other nonprofit programs. Last year, the New Hampshire Food Bank distributed more than 14.2 million pounds of food to its partners statewide. The New Hampshire Food Bank expects to greatly exceed that number this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to the pandemic, we estimate an additional 71,000 people in New Hampshire are food insecure, a 55 percent increase over last year,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “This is a difficult time for many people in our community and we are so thankful to Fulcrum and its partners for their generosity and support during this unprecedented time.”
Nearly 40 teams from dozens of companies came together for Fulcrum’s fourth annual Charity Golf Classic, with support from 37 sponsors, including Crown Chimney, Great NH Restaurants and Interstate Electric Services. Ultimately, the winning foursome was a group represented by Doug Martin of Colliers, Joe Kifer of Avid Engineers, Colby Boppel of Radius Financial Group and Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates, who walked away with the tournament’s coveted Fulcrum-orange jackets.
About Fulcrum Associates
Fulcrum Associates is a family-owned, Amherst, New Hampshire-based construction management firm with the execution capabilities of an ENR100 firm. Fulcrum applies its award-winning modern management techniques in planning, design and construction processes to deliver complex, high-performance buildings throughout the region. Fulcrum specializes in academic, institutional, medical, manufacturing projects and more ranging from small- to large-scale, and maintains a range of clients including Southern New Hampshire Hospital Systems, Great NH Restaurants, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and Hitchiner Manufacturing.
To learn more about Fulcrum and explore its portfolio of projects, visit www.fulcrum-nh.com.
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. While the New Hampshire Food Bank does not generally receive federal or state funding for food distribution, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Food Bank is receiving one-time funding through the recent federal CARES Act. Since the spread of COVID-19, there are approximately one in seven men, women and children in New Hampshire who are food insecure, a projected 71,000 additional people and more than a 57% increase. In 2019, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 14.2 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.