13th annual AGNE golf tournament raised $515,000 since inception; Kellogg’s donated over 11,000 pounds of food on behalf of AGNE to support those in need
Manchester, N.H. – Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) and Kellogg’s recently joined forces to fight hunger in New Hampshire. AGNE raised over $40,000 during its annual charity golf tournament on Wednesday, June 15, at Pembroke Pines Country Club and Kellogg’s recently donated 29 pallets of food on behalf of AGNE to support the New Hampshire Food Bank’s statewide efforts to eliminate food insecurity. Over the past 13 years, AGNE’s charity golf tournaments have raised more than $515,000, or the equivalent of 950,000 meals, to fight hunger in the Granite State. The more than 11,000-pound food donation from Kellogg’s equates to nearly $35,000.
“We are grateful to AGNE and Kellogg’s for their continued, generous support of our mission to help those in need in New Hampshire,” said Eileen Liponis, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank. “This combined support will help us provide nutritious meals to the one in nine people in New Hampshire who are food insecure, meaning they no longer have access to the nutritious foods they need to lead a healthy life. This support comes at a critical time when the need is rising in New Hampshire and along with supporting our statewide food distribution efforts, the funding allows us to amplify our programming, which is aimed at targeting the root causes of hunger.”
Kellogg’s and AGNE announced the fundraising support during the golf tournament with the help of Kellogg’s mascot, Tony the Tiger.
In 2021, the New Hampshire Food Bank distributed more than 17 million pounds of food to more than 400 nonprofit food agencies in all corners of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Food Bank expects to continue increasing food distribution to meet the need.
For more information and to donate, visit www.nhfoodbank.org.
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution. In 2021, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 17 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
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