The Backpack Program at Penacook Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from the Globe Community Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, which will help provide backpacks of nutritious weekend food for children in need throughout the school year. “The generosity of this grant fills our hearts with gratitude knowing that we will be able to continue this vital program for these children, now and in the future,” Fran Philippe, Backpack Program Coordinator and Friends RSVP volunteer. Read more in The Concord Monitor article about how Friends RSVP volunteers are tackling the issue of food insecurity through a unique partnership with Friends of Forgotten Children.

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We are proud to be awarded a grant from Bank of America allocating financial support to the Friends Program in helping vulnerable youth access resources and opportunities.

Pictured L-R: Terri Smith, Friends Youth Mentoring Program Director; James Edward Foster, Bank of America VP, Market Manager, New Hampshire; and Nancy Paul, Friends Program Executive Director


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The Friends Program relies on many community and business supporters to operate successfully.  


Foster Grandparent Program Support

Queen City Rotary

Concord Food Co-op

UNH Cooperative Extension


Youth Mentoring Program Support

Blossom Yoga

Child Care Aware


Emergency Housing Program Support

ServePro Concord/Lakes Region


Friends Program Support

Associated Grocers of New England


The Long Wolf Cruisers car club is dedicated to the preservation of early antique cars, muscle cars, street rods, and any other car that may be considered collectable. The club is based out of Concord, New Hampshire that their members are from all over the state . They host Cruise Night every Tuesday from May to October at Arnies Place on Loudon Road in Concord NH.

The club has raised money to help local charities through car shows, weekly cruise nights, and other fund raising activities.  According to Cory Dumont, Club Secretary, the club’s favorite charity is the Friend Program, as the Friends Program provides immediate help to local families, and facilities many youth programs.

If you like cars or just want to help the Friends program, attend their weekly cruise night, Tuesday’s at Arnie’s on Loudon Road.   Click here for more information on the Club.


While April showers and snow brought May flowers, the Friends Program has been keeping busy across New Hampshire.  Check out what we have been up to and planning for by reading our May e-newsletter.