Student Raising Money for Local Community Kitchen

April 27th, 2006 by Adam

By the time he graduates from PSU in May, Jerod Kerouac hopes to raise $1,000 in contributions for Meals for Many, a soup kitchen in Plymouth that provides hundreds of meals each week to community members in need.

Each Thursday night, 100-180 people are served at Meals for Many, which is located in the basement of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Volunteers from PSU and other community organizations help prepare and serve food each week. According to Kerouac, who started volunteering at Meals for Many earlier this year during a service project for one of his courses at PSU, the organization is in need of new tables and chairs and repairs to its refrigeration system.

Going to Meals for Many each week to serve food has alerted Kerouac, a communications studies major from Manchester, to the need for such organizations in the Plymouth community. More and more local people are requiring food assistance, says Kerouac, and the need for volunteers and donations is increasing.

“Seeing the people who are there either to eat or to serve motivates me to continue with this effort,” said

To find out more about this fundraising campaign, call Jerod Kerouac at (603) 361-715 4 or e-mail

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