The Dinner Bell offers free meals once a week to anyone in the Mt. Washington Valley communities. Friends are made, fellowship is enjoyed and families and individuals with limited resources are provided with nourishing and quality meals. Community volunteers (20 to 30) work each Monday night to prepare and serve approximately 120-150 individuals. The program started in 1991 and has operated continuously for 27 years. Depending on the needs and participation of the community, the Dinner Bell has served 4800 to 6300 meals per year. Financial contributions from individuals and food commodities from the New Hampshire Food Bank, U.S.D.A., and local businesses such as Sherman Farms, Hannaford and Shaws offer great support to the Dinner Bell.
Conway Daily Sun December 14, 2011
CONWAY — Every Monday evening for the past 20 years at the Conway Village Congregational Church, the community turns out for the Conway Dinner Bell — a social place to enjoy a free meal in the company of neighbors. Some are struggling financially; others are simply seeking camaraderie along with a hearty meal and are happy to make a donation.