35 community meals along the New Hampshire and Maine coastline


See Coastal Community Meal days, times and locations below.

You never know who needs a little extra help. Often those who struggle the most seem to be the hardest workers, kindest people, and those with the biggest hearts.

More often, people in need are often the last to ask for help – even when they need it the most.

For this reason, and many others, Lynne DeAmelio-Rafferty has created a document on Community Meals. I saw this sheet and found it to be brilliant, kind, selfless and helpful.

I decided to get to know the creator of this sheet and ask her to bring her amazing and helpful research to a wider audience. After all, you never know who might need it.

What I got in response was overwhelming appreciation, because all she wanted was to reach whoever might need to hear about Community Meals. Plus, I got to know a local rock star and found out why she loves the job she does.

DeAmelio-Rafferty works at Greater Seacoast Community Health on the mobile health team (the health care team for the homeless).

“In my work here, I realized there were no easy-to-use, one-page resources for the coastline with meals and I was meeting so many people who relied on these types of meals to eat every day” , DeAmelio-Rafferty said. . “As a result, I decided to research my butt and try to compile one.”

Now living in New Hampshire and sober for 10 years, DeAmelio-Rafferty received a lot of help for her addiction while living in Boston, Massachusetts. “I’ve struggled with mental health issues and substance use disorders/traumas etc. I’ve worked in a lot of different places while I was a bit of a mess, frankly,” DeAmelio said. -Rafferty.

After going through a 12-step program and “tons of therapy,” she was able to go to school and earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and two master’s degrees in education.

Now she uses that upbringing and her background to help those living on the coast.

“Personally, in my past, I’ve had tremendous struggles with car repossession, homelessness, and needing extra help from public assistance/pantry,” DeAmelio-Rafferty said. . “Even as a child I had a real desire to help others and wanted to make a difference…when I was a child I dreamed of ways to bring blankets to the homeless sleeping on the streets of Boston .”

Congratulations and thank you to Lynne DeAmelio-Rafferty. You are amazing and so underrated. Your work will make a huge difference to many lives in our community.

See Coastal Community Meal days, times and locations below.

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35 Community Meals for New Hampshire and Maine

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