H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Eat


FOOD DRIVE Aims to stock shelves at Dover Food Pantry

We need your help to make this year’s bounty the biggest ever!

Every year since 1997, Dr. Deborah Ayer of Wellspring Center for Wellbeing in downtown Dover has sponsored HOPE Day, a day dedicated to HOPE (Helping Other People Eat.) The owner loves inspiring her patients to support the needy in Dover by offering her services complimentary in exchange for a full bag of non-perishable goods.

Wellspring scheduled this year’s event for July 16 from noon to 6 p.m.

Signs revealing local, national and international hunger facts cover the walls of the 1 Waldron Court office space. The plight of the hungry inspired Dover resident and business owner Beth Power of Awakening Touch to offer half-hour massages until July 16 as well, in exchange for a bag of groceries. She also suggested Ayer widen the scope of this year’s HOPE Day to include other Dover businesses. This is where you come in.

How you can help.

It’s simple…

If you are a business
All you have to do is hang the poster we provide, offer a container for people to put food in, talk it up, and call us to collect the donations in order to deliver them to the Dover Food Pantry. Some businesses choose to offer a discount, service or item to their customers but that’s a personal decision and unique to each business.

You can help feed the hungry by:

  • encouraging your local businesses to take part
  • stop by 1 waldron court where there will be a container in the entryway for your food donations
  • call the contact numbers provided and make an appointment with either Awakening Touch or Wellspring

The goal is to increase awareness, fill the pantry and eliminate hunger in Dover, NH.

Let’s give Dover’s hungry HOPE

Dover Food Pantry Director Karen Robichaud says that donations to the food pantry drop in the summer months when families depend on them even more, feeding their children all three meals each day, with school out of session. In April of this year 662 people were served and in May 565 people received services.

The pantry is open weekly from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

Contact Information about HOPE Day 2014:
Wellspring 603-742-3270 or
contact Beth: 603-498-6170

Let’s come together as a community and end local hunger. Thank you!

Published by Beth

Beth Power is an Herbalist, Certified Traumatologist and Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in working with people who have had traumatic experiences and bringing them back to wellness. She also has an ongoing clientele interested in maintaining health as well as striving for peak wellness. She loves helping people to reach their wellness goals...