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NH Feeding NH

Supporting our local farmers, nourishing communities in need, reducing food waste and replenishing our local economy.

The NH Food Bank in partnership with the NH Food AllianceNH Farm Bureau and NOFA-NH are proud to announce the launch of “NH Feeding NH” a statewide initiative designed to support the purchase of NH grown food to feed our food insecure neighbors with nutritious locally grown produce, fruit, dairy protein and more throughout NH communities, something we believe every Granite Stater should have access to.

This program, modeled after our neighbors in Vermont and Maine, will not only support our local farmers, but will also help nourish communities in need, reduce food waste and replenish our local economy.

2020 Impact

170

farms participated in the 2020 pilot program

40,000

pounds of nutritious food delivered

77

partner agencies provided with food

We’re proud to share 170 farms participated in the 2020 pilot program, providing 77 of our partner agencies with nearly 40,000 pounds of nutritious, locally grown produce, meat and dairy. In addition, thanks to generous funding support, the NH Food Bank was also able to acquire 45 two-door refrigerated coolers to increase storage capacity for partner agencies who do not currently have the proper storage space and have received additional funding to purchase more. Our participating partner agencies were thrilled by the product they received and new relationships built with farmers. We look forward to the impact this program will continue to make in 2021.

How Does it Work?

The NH Food Bank has more than 400 partner agencies across the state of NH including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior centers and more.  NH Feeding NH will connect these agencies and local farmers in their area to create partnerships and provide them with the funding to purchase more produce, fruit, dairy protein and more. Our agencies will then track and report success back to the NH Food Bank so that we may continue to improve and grow this program.

Resources

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Become a Farm Partner

Interested in becoming a farm partner? Fill out a quick survey HERE. For more information about this program, please contact Brendan Cornwell at bcornwell@nhfoodbank.org.