New England won the Super Bowl!

But the real question is: who will win the food collection challenge? Will Seattle complete an impossible, bouncing pass? Will New England intercept for the win at the one yard line? Only time– and your results*– will tell!

Grand Total: 10,107 … and counting

Unlike our football team, New England Annual Conference does not have many big, heavy players. Our churches are mostly small-membership bodies, and we are proud of how we can tackle large challenges together. Also unlike our football team, we don’t have to pick only one MVP. All of you are magnificent. From churches collecting lots of food, to churches collecting lots of money, to churches collecting despite the weather, and churches collecting from all 12 people in worship on Sunday, we give thanks for each one! If we could give you each a pickup truck, we would.

Stats (alphabetical by state and town):

– Brooksville United Methodist Church, So. Brooksville ME (Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill) – 50 items
– Brunswick United Methodist Church, Brunswick ME (Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program) results pending
– (Portland) Hope.Gate.Way., Portland ME (Sacred Heart Food Pantry) – 487 items, plus $319
– (Presque Isle) Grant Memorial United Methodist Church, Presque Isle, ME (Gift) results pending
– (South Portland) Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, So. Portland ME (South Portland Food Cupboard) results pending
– (South Portland) Elm Street United Methodist Church, So. Portland ME – 44 items (29 lbs)
– York-Ogunquit Church, York ME (York Community Food Pantry) – 67 items 

– (Braintree) Heritage United Methodist Church, Braintree MA (Braintree Food Pantry and Interfaith Social Services of Quincy) results pending
Byantville United Methodist Church, Bryantville MA  – 60 items, plus $30
– (Clinton) The United Church of Clinton, Clinton MA (Clinton W.H.E.A.T. / community cafe food panty) results pending
– East Longmeadow United Methodist Church, E. Longmeadow MA – 45 items 
– (Hudson) First United Methodist Church, Hudson MA results pending
– Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington MA (Lexington Food Pantry) – 36 items 
– (Malden) Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Malden MA (Bread of Life, Malden & UM Economic Ministry, ME) – 151 items 
– (Mansfield) Faith Fellowship United Methodist Church, Mansfield MA – 1150 pounds, an estimated 1495 items
– (Medford) First Community United Methodist Church, Medford MA (Community Cupboard Food Bank) results pending
– (Melrose) First United Methodist Church, Melrose MA (Pantry of Hope) – 201 items, plus $45 
– Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, Melrose MA (Servant’s Heart Food Pantry) – 83 items, plus $80 
– ( Merrimac) Merrimacport United Methodist Church, Merrimac MA (Merrimac Senior Food Pantry) – 412 items, plus $25 
– (North Andover) First United Methodist Church, No. Andover, MA, (Neighbors in Need, Lawrence & Peoples Pantry, No. Andover) – 319 items 
– (Salisbury) East Parish United Methodist Church, Salisbury MA (Pettengill House Food Pantry) – 350 items and counting 
– South Walpole United Methodist Church, So. Walpole MA (Walpole Food Pantry) – 377 items, plus $170 
– Tewksbury United Methodist Church, Tewksbury MA (Tewksbury Food Pantry) – 598 items
– West Springfield United Methodist Church, W. Springfield MA – 23 items
– Wilmington United Methodist Church, Wilmington MA – 843 items 

New Hampshire
– Bow Mills United Methodist Church, Bow NH (Friends of Forgotten Children, Concord) – 73 items 
– Grantham United Methodist Church, Grantham NH (Grantham Food Bank & Newport Area Food Bank) – 120 items, plus $23 
– Lebanon United Methodist Church, Lebanon NH (LISTEN Food Pantry) – 298 items, plus $383 
– (Sunapee) Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Sunapee NH (Sunapee Food Bank & Kearsarge Regional Food Bank) – 198 items, plus $360 

Rhode Island
– North Kingstown United Methodist Church, North Kingstown RI (North Kingstown Food Pantry) – 84 items, plus $452

– (Barre) Hedding United Methodist Church, Barre VT (Hedding Food Shelf ) – 140 items
– (Bradford) Grace United Methodist Church, Bradford VT – 255 items
– (East Arlington) Federated Church of East Arlington, E. Arlington VT (Arlington Food Shelf) results pending
– (Essex Jct) Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction VT (Heavenly Pantry) – 263 items (220 pounds), plus $418 
– Middlebury United Methodist Church, Middlebury VT – 121 items 
– (Saint Albans) Saint Paul’s UMC, St Albans VT (Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action Food Shelf) – 67 items
– Williston Federated Church, Williston VT – 40 items, plus $477


* for counting purposes, each food item OR dollar counts as a single unit.


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