Laconia, New Hampshire – April 15, 2021 – Bank of New Hampshire is excited to announce a one-year partnership with the New Hampshire Food Bank in support of their Mobile Food Pantry program. This sponsorship comes as a result of Bank of New Hampshire’s implementation of an annual giving focus.
“Our mobile food pantries have become a safe and effective approach to meeting the needs of our food insecure neighbors during this difficult time,” said Eileen Liponis, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank. “Thanks to the generosity of Bank of New Hampshire we will be able to further our reach this year and ensure that our neighbors across the state do not have to worry about where their next meal will come from. Our mission would not be possible without our community partners, like Bank of New Hampshire. We are truly grateful for this partnership.”
Bank of New Hampshire’s annual giving focus has been implemented within the bank’s Corporate Giving Program to concentrate monetary donations and volunteer efforts on a specific need to better serve the community in a more measurable way. The 2021 giving focus for Bank of New Hampshire is food insecurity. While food insecurity has always been a struggle for many of our friends and neighbors, the current COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased this need across our state with a projected 13% increase in 2021.*
“As we seek to make an impact on food insecurity in our communities, we are confident that this
significant contribution to the New Hampshire Food Bank will move us toward that goal,” stated Christopher Logan, President & CEO for Bank of New Hampshire. “In this one-year partnership, beginning in April, we will support one Mobile Food Pantry event each week, providing food for up to 500 families.”
The Mobile Food Pantry travels to locations throughout the state, aligning with Bank of New Hampshire’s footprint. In addition to financially supporting the Mobile Food Pantry, Bank of New Hampshire employees will be serving as volunteers at Mobile Food Pantries throughout the year.
Logan went on to say, “The New Hampshire Food Bank has been addressing food insecurity in our state since 1984, and we are thrilled to take part in the fight against hunger. Bank of New Hampshire has maintained a strong legacy of community service and civic leadership, and we are proud to be partnering with the New Hampshire Food Bank which has done the same. From one bank, to another, we strive to end hunger.”
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
*Feeding America’s projections are based on research gathered from their Map the Meal Gap study in conjunction with the data collected through the Census Bureau and local poverty and unemployment rates. Changes to these numbers may occur as we learn more about the ongoing impact of the pandemic.