The 6th Annual Pantry Plunge … another great day at Beaver Lake!

The Pantry Plunge took place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, and was a rousing success!  We had 68 participants head into the water in cold & windy conditions!  The donations keep arriving, but we are on track to exceed $21,000!!!  Amazing!!!  

Whether you Plunged, donated or helped at the event, THANK YOU!  This event was a great success because you, as a community, stepped up!

Mark your calendars!  The 7th Annual Pantry Plunge will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023!  

Read about us in the Derry News and the Union Leader.

We’ll be back in 2023!

When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Noon
Where: Gallien’s Town Beach at Beaver Lake, 39 Pond Road, Derry, NH

Come one, come all to participate in the 7th Annual Pantry Plunge!
(Except dogs! The Town of Derry does not allow dogs at Gallien’s Beach!!)

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, we will be once again taking to the frigid waters of our own Beaver Lake (at Gallien’s Beach) to raise money for the FBC Community Food Pantry! The Food Pantry has been serving our community for over thirty years and has NOT MISSED A STEP during our current Covid-19 crisis.  We anticipate unprecedented need this coming winter and hope YOU can help us meet these needs!

How can I help make this event a big success?” you might ask … here’s how!

Form a Team of Your Own!

Step 1: Get a Donation Pledge Sheet & Waiver
Step 2: Show up on December 10
Step 3: Plunge! (Read our Advice)

Get your co-workers, your family, and your friends to join you! Offer everyone you know an opportunity to sponsor your Plunge. Bring your Pledge Sheet & Waiver (available here or on our Facebook page “Pantry Plunge”), your pledges, your warm, dry clothes, and your enthusiasm to Beaver Lake and change the world … and just maybe yourself! It will be the most unusual, reaffirming, moments of your holiday season. It does take courage … after all, a dip in the lake in December is a chilling experience! Those few moments of discomfort, however, can mean a lot – a WHOLE LOT – of food for those in need!

Become a sponsor!

If Taking the Plunge is not for you, please sponsor someone who is going in! A donation earmarked “Pantry Plunge” will help encourage other intrepid participants. We are working hard to raise as much money as we can, so that none of our neighbors will go hungry this year!

Best of all, it will provide the gift that keeps on giving.