The mission of the New Hampshire Food Bank
is to feed hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing
grocery products, perishable foods, and services through a statewide
network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by
educating the public about the nature of, and solutions to, problems of
hunger in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic
Charities New Hampshire, serves as the only food bank in the state, working to
provide nutritious food and resources to the hundreds of thousands of
New Hampshire residents that are food insecure. The Food Bank supplies
millions of pounds of food annually to more than 400 partner agencies,
including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s
programs, senior centers and more. In turn, these agencies provide
hunger relief to those suffering from food insecurity throughout the
What is a Food Bank?
A food bank is the center of food collection and distribution in
a community. In essence, food banks collect, sort and re-distribute
food to the community. Traditionally, a food bank does not distribute
food directly to those in need. Instead, food banks serve an extensive
network of organizations in their respective communities. These
organizations serve one part of the community and know the needs of the
people there. Therefore, working together, the food bank and the
community organization can serve a greater number of people in the most
At the New Hampshire Food Bank, a significant portion of our food
donations come through Feeding America, the nation's food bank network.
Feeding America solicits product donations from national companies such
as Con-Agra, Kellogg's, Nabisco and others, which are then allocated to
over 200 food banks across the country.