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Volunteer Spotlight – AC Hotel, Portsmouth

By Jessica Parker
Pictured above are AC Hotel chefs, Ken Lingle and Stephen Harding, with CRH Kitchen Coordinator, Michael Jacobs, and CRH Executive Director, Martha Stone.

In late March, Cross Roads House temporarily halted on-site volunteer activities, including meal preparation and serving. We rely on volunteers to help cook and serve meals for our residents, so we were thrilled when the AC Hotel in Portsmouth, NH stepped up and offered to prepare lunch and dinner for our residents for six weeks, and The United Way of the Greater Seacoast provided a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 to help offset food costs for the hotel. Our amazing volunteers picked up the prepared meals daily and delivered them to the shelter, and to our residents staying at the Port Inn. Additionally during this time, Stonewall Kitchen Cafe in York, ME cooked and delivered breakfast to the shelter five days a week.

We are so grateful for this coordinated community response, which helped to keep our residents well-fed during a very difficult time.

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