Send Spam Where it Belongs
Food insecurity is on the rise across the country, but especially here in our own backyard of New Hampshire.
Even before COVID-19's impact was felt, our local food pantries were experiencing a 40% increase in demand for assistance.
Today, even more of our neighbors now find themselves struggling to meet their basic monthly expenses. Food panty volunteers share stories where neighbors find themselves forced to choose between paying for necessities like medicine and utility bills or purchasing food.
As it turns out, canned protein is one of the largest needs food pantries' have.
So we saw this as an opportunity to double our impact: stop spam on landline phones and then send spam to where it is actually needed.
And that is exactly what imp is doing on both fronts.
Earlier this week, we loaded up the truck with SPAM, tuna fish, and canned chicken and dropped off our donation at the LISTEN Food Pantry in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
For over 50 years, LISTEN has served communities in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.
From offering hearty three-course dinners free of charge to the public on a "to go" basis six days a week to providing grants to helping prevent our Upper Valley neighbors from falling into financial crisis and homelessness to helping pay for fuel and prevent utility disconnection, LISTEN is an active pillar in our community.
We look forward to continuing the pursuit of our mission to rid the world from the scourge of the unwanted caller. And even more to continuing to provide support to our local community by putting spam where it belongs.